This was a really nice weekend.
One accident all weekend, and I think it was possibly "preventable". We gave her a nap because we felt like she was still fighting off whatever it was she had, and we didn't hear her wake up on the monitor. Lily won't call out when she wakes up, so you almost have to "sense" it. You hear the rustle of sheets or the change in breathing, a cough, or her cooing and you go to check and she's awake...this time we didn't hear her and she had an accident. Apart from that? Two days and nothing. Awesome.
|horsey...she just hopped right on...|
And now I look back up at the first paragraph and think...is this ALSO the lack of Tenex? Because if I'm quick to point out the negatives of taking her off it, I want to also be open to the potential positives. Is she more in tune with people OFF the medication? I didn't notice as much of the heavy breathing or jaw clicking at bed time tonight.
She did do something again tonight that she did a couple nights ago: she fell almost completely asleep, then started awake, and seemed very anxious. She got agitated and started to whimper. I tried a couple different things to put her back at ease, including asking her if she wanted me to leave (she said no this time). Eventually she fell back asleep, but it was a more difficult process. 30-40 minutes to get her to sleep where once it was 5 tops. On Tenex, she was her own happy little self until she hit the sheets, then within five minutes her eyes were shut and she was asleep.
As great as that is...the goal of the Tenex is not "sleeping pill"...so if she's "on" during the day interaction-wise, and it takes a little longer to get her to sleep...well, then that's a trade-off I think we'll take.
Tomorrow no Tenex at breakfast...or for the rest of the week for that matter. Winter storm warning in effect...4-8"?