There are a few things that can put me in a surly mood. Being tired and being in pain are two of them. If I’m expending a lot of energy to stay awake or deal with pain, I have less energy to deal with everything else. I assume the same is true for other people.
Sometimes Lion takes prescription sleeping pills. I guess they work for him but I hate them. They are responsible for his late night trips to the kitchen for snacks (not lately, of course) and his wont for late night conversations. He took a sleeping pill last night along with his narcotic and some Tylenol.
As Lion was telling me how grateful he is for having me to take care of him, he decided he needed some cereal to soak up some of the drugs he’d just taken, otherwise, the drugs might have disturbed his stomach. Fair enough. I got him the cereal which he proceeded to choke on. I had to feed it to him. Aside from cutting his food up for him, I had to feed him once while he was in the hospital. Last night I figured my feeding him was a good way to keep him from choking again.
We’ve talked about my being a mother figure to him when I spank him. Imagine how I feel when I have to feed him and wipe his butt after a bathroom trip. It can’t really be helped. If he needs me to do these things, I’m willing to do them. It’s just weird when I think about it.
Anyway, when we got to the end of the bowl of cereal, Lion wanted more. Even though I knew he’d be asleep by the time I got back, I dutifully got more cereal. And he was asleep when I got back. He was also in an awkward position on the bed but I didn’t want to wake him up to fix it I knew he’d probably be awake in no time anyway so I waited.
Sure enough, within a half hour, he was awake and looking for his cereal. He didn’t know where he’d left the bowl. Of course he hadn’t left it anywhere. I had it. So I fed him more cereal, but this time I was prepared to tell him the kitchen was closed if he wanted another bowl. I had to get some sleep too.
I’d say it was close to one in the morning when I finally got to sleep. At a little before seven, Lion turned the TV on and woke me up. He’d been awake somewhere around four, watched some TV and gone back to sleep. He was excited he got as much sleep as he did during the night. I was not excited by how much I’d gotten.
I don’t know why it bothered me so much to be woken up. It’s not like we’re on a schedule. I could have gone back to sleep. I could take a nap at any point. Maybe it was just the cycle of sleep I was in when the TV went on.
I think Lion is doing pretty well today. He’s been moving around more. Tomorrow he has an eye doctor appointment so we both better be moving around well. I hope it’s going to be a nice day. Maybe the sunshine will entice him to be more mobile so he can spend more time outside.