Bearing Witness

ImageDave typically does chemo on Wednesdays.  He spends most of his day in the infusion lab and then leaves with his pack which he wears for 48 hours.  When he gets home from the lab, he generally eats something and heads to bed.  Thursdays he sleeps in a bit and then heads off to work in the late morning or early afternoon.  At least this is what I assumed since I work on Thursdays and am not home.  This week, because of Thanksgiving, he had his infusion on Monday and gets disconnected today.  I don’t work on Tuesdays so I was home on his middle day.  He was down for the count.  He slept in, got up and ate something, read the paper and then went back to bed.  He slept the entire day.  When he did finally rally for a birthday dinner celebration with his family, he was still exhausted and feeling very ill.  I had no idea.  None.  Seeing his family did give him a burst of energy, and I think that for that few hours, he felt a little better.  When we got home, he went straight back to bed.  Yesterday was a very eye opening day.