02/12/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Michael and I went to collect Fela at 9:10. Chris handed over that Fela was up once in the night to go to the loo, but that he went back to sleep after being prompted back to sleep. After doing the board with Fela and completing the packing, we headed for the Wallace Sports Centre gym. Fela was very enthusiastic and vocal to begin with . He did one hour and five minutes – cross-trainer, treadmill, arm cycle, skater/lateral climbing and leg cycle. Afterwards he was directed to wards the health suite where he was asked if he wanted to go into the sauna or back to the car. He pointed to the sauna. Fela had his flask of water then he undressed, put on his swim shorts and had a quick shower as recommended. He spent 15 minutes in the sauna – he came out after the hour glass sand had filtered to the bottom.

After lunch of pasta, pesto and fish as requested by Fela, I gave Fela a manicure. We went through the social story of meeting Dario. Fela seemed very receptive to this. Whilst Dario was here, Fela had his snack and played the tongue drum. We chattedĀ  and Dario asked some questions about Fela. the session went well.

I baked date cake so that Fela could have some lickings as he was signing for egg, butter, cooking and licking for most of the day.

We rang Nanna Hazel and Fela hadĀ  quick hello, I love you and blew kisses after eavesdropping.

After dinner, Fela was offered a DVD from the films beginning with G. He chose Garfield. After the film was finished, Michael put on some easy listening songs by composer, Burt Bacharach.

Fela entered the bath early at 20:50. He is currently relaxing in the bath.

*Fela has been picking at his left keloid on and off throughout the afternoon especially when Mama had left the room for a few minutes. This may have been attention seeking. We need some more big plasters to cover the keloid; I had to use many small plasters as jelonet did not stay on for long.


Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 2a – Vocal Fela has been vocal on and off throughout the day, but he has been happy. Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Gym