David started his "break week" last Thurs., 3/7, and is scheduled to start the 5th chemo cycle this Thurs., 3/14. Unfortunately, since his break week started, he has had the same intestinal issue he had during his last break: intestinal pain, cramping, diarrhea, and no appetite. It seems odd that this kicks in when he stops taking the chemo pills, but we figure the effects of the pills probably build up over the 2 weeks that he takes them.
I plan to call Dr. Brooks today. I'm guessing he will decide, as he did last time, that we should delay the start of the 5th chemo cycle for a week to give David a chance to recover from this intestinal issue.