I took over early afternoon and, I too, saw Colin a little brighter at first. Then came another round of mouth cleansing, after which Colin was clearly tired but still moving with his walking frame quite well in comparison with yesterday. But I think this took its toll, as he soon became very exhausted and the speech problems of yesterday returned. After sleeping a while he battled through his tea - not really enjoying it! Another round of mouth cleansing was the straw that broke the camel's back! Completely exhausted he struggled to return to his bed. Having made sure he was properly in bed I left him to rest and on my way out asked the staff nurse to ensure that someone helped him later this evening with the bathroom rituals.