05/01/2020 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela gave me a beaming smile on my arrival. He looked very happy and relaxed as he listened to a relaxing youtube video.  Zoe did the board with Fela. He was enthusiastic about going to church, and did well. He was picking his face a lot so I offered him a cotton pad with witchhazel to apply to his keloids, then I gave him a pot of aloe propolis. He also requested a head massage as we were listening to the sermon.

After lunch at Green Pastures, I put on Fela’s new CD ‘The Drifters’ on Plex. Fela fell asleep around snack time so I decided to let him sleep for half an hour. He woke up naturally after 2o minutes. He had a bowel movement followed by his juice snack. I then engaged him in card playing for about 1 hour 15 minutes. He didn’t want to stop but I explained I needed to go and make his dinner.

After dinner Fela and I danced together for two sessions – 15 minutes then 10 minutes. I gently persuaded him to give it a go so it was moderately vigorous as I did not want to overtax him.  He seemed to enjoy it as he got into it, and was trying to imitate my moves including swaying to and fro, twirling and slow dancing all to Michael Bolton love songs of different tempos.

We then switched to the Sunday Service with Kanye West video around 19.30 as I gave him a manicure. He was also rolling tennis balls under the soles of his feet as I gave him the manicure. After Fela’s bedtime supplements and snack, we got ready to return to his home when he became very noisy and agitated [see arousal state]. Within 20 minutes of returning to his home, he calmed down and by the time we left at 21:30, he was relaxing in the bath.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 4 – Agitated Fela was calm and happy all day until it was time to return to his home, then he became very noisy as he was leaving the house, in the car on the way home and on arrival at his house for about 20 minutes. Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – 25 minutes of moderately vigorous dancing after dinner