01/08/2021 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela was in bed by 22:20. The fan was put on at his request. I next heard from him around 6:00. Michael had prompted him to the loo, and he didn’t settle back to sleep so Michael took him his supplements, satsuma and pear and apple tea at 6:30.

I went up to greet Fela just before 8:00 with the TEACCH board. He looked pleased to see me and was bright eyed and bushy tailed. He had not quite finished his satsuma and had not started his tea. He signed for lemon, so I went to cut a wedge of lemon and added some warm water from the kettle. [Fela enjoys sucking on the lemon at the end.] He insisted that he wanted to remove all the TEACCH cards and align them again to his satisfaction. He entered the shower at 8:25 and was out at 8:45, having uses the soap twice when I wasn’t looking. I could hear him grinning in the shower because he knew he tricked Mama. he signed for ‘porridge’ and ‘nuts’, ‘raisins’, ‘honey’ and ‘bowl’. He was also signing for ‘cooking’ = baking = licking the bowl throughout the morning so I did the sign for ‘Thursday’.

Fela did his routine well, and was down for breakfast at 8:55. Afterwards, Michael prompted him to put on his shoes and wait for Nadia and Dan on the bench in the hall. They arrived around 9:30 and we had a quick handover especially about how to bandage Fela’s keloids as the left one was weeping. I sent back different sized plasters with them.

Fela was ready and rearing to go, and they left around 9:45.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 2a – Vocal Fela was vocal on and off after waking at 6:00. He may have been calling to me because Michael attended to him until I came up to him just before 8:00. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: –