Almost immediately, the spike turned black and died, and a leaf did the same. This was when I was building the orchid room and all the plants were stored in the office. I immediately cut off the spike, and worried that the plant was diseased.
Searching on the internet, I discovered that these plants are finicky, and when disturbed, they complain. I took this as a severe complaint from the plant, put it on the upper shelf of the orchid room, and watered it regularly. This morning I discovered a new bud emerging. Woo Hoo!