Middle of the Night Conversation
Anyways, he now has a machine that helps him breathe at night, which has a water reservoir that needs to be filled, and comes complete with a Darth Vader-esque face mask he has to wear.
About 2am, I roll over and notice that he's sitting up on the side of the bed.
Ali: Chris? Are you okay?
What are you doing?
Do you feel okay?
I lay back down but keep staring at his back curiously.
I just need to get some water for my machine.
What? Didn’t you just fill it up tonight?
Oh, okay then.
I know I saw him filling it up earlier in the evening – I’m beginning to realize that something is up, or else he’s still sleeping.
So are you going to go fill it?
He reaches over and picks up the Darth Vader part of the mask, and puts it on the very edge of his pillow, then lays down beside me.
I keep watching him because I know there’s something going on.
Okay, I’m going back to sleep then, kay?
A few moments pass and I start to drift off again.
I thought there was a spider on it.
All I heard was spider so I immediately started to panic.
On my mask. I dreamed there was a spider on it.
I start laughing softly.
So that’s why you took it off? You didn’t need water, did you?
Nope. But I was embarrassed to tell you…
Oh Chris, it’s fine, you were dreaming. I think you’re still asleep.
About an hour later I turned over again and he was finally putting it back on. Guess he decided the spider was gone.