03/08/2021 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela was in bath by 21:10. He enjoyed relaxing in the bath and completed his evening routine by 22:25. the fan was left on, the summer duvet left in the cover, lavender oil was sprinkled on the pillows, and two wound dressings applied to the left keloid. Also, Fela had been given Sleepwell Tea as part of his evening snack.

I heard Fela around 2:50, so I went up and prompted him to the loo. He was vocal on and off until 3:30. I checked on Fela at 6:30 and he was quiet. He awoke at 7:20 and Michael went up to greet him and take his supplements, tea and fruit. When I went up to greet Fela at 8:00, we did the board then he insisted on taking off the cards and putting them back on again.

He was in the shower at 8:20 and was out by 8:35. He was quite sweaty whilst dressing and kept wiping himself down with the towel.

*Michael and I came up with the idea of making a Dettol solution (the instructions on the bottle were followed for wounds) and putting it in a spray bottle to spray on Fela’s keloids to help counteract the smell as they ooze. It also has a sterilizing effect.

I applied some of the Dettol spray, then wiped off the drips and applied a wound dressing to the left keloid, and a thein plaster to the right keloid. Fela was down for breakfast at 9:00. He had been signing for porridge with nuts, raisins, honey in a bowl repeatedly since waking.

When Zoe and Dan arrived around 9:10, Fela was still eating his porridge. Before they left around 9:40, I had a handover with Zoe and Dan, and explained about the Dettol spray. We decided to keep the spray in the keloid bag in the side pocket of Fela’s rucksack. Zoe applied¬† a second wound dressing over the existing wound dressing as an extra layer of protection against drips. Fela seemed to be excited about the day ahead.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 2a – Vocal Fela was vocal at 2:50, then on and off after waking at 7:20 until breakfast. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: –