05/08/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Michael left to collect Fela from his home just before 9:00. They returned to Green Pastures around 9:30. Whilst Fela was still in the car, I gave him the choice between the gym or Burslem park. We needed to get back home by 11:00 to receive the gardener. Fela chose the gym. On arrival at the gym, I asked the receptionist whether we could book a spa session between 10:30 and 11:00 just in case Fela repeated his antics of Tuesday and insisted on going in on the way out of the gym. We were able to book the session.

Fela was in a good mood and persevered with his workout for 45 minutes. He kept signing for cooking, egg and butter = baking and licking the bowl; as well as orange juice in cup. Fela had water from his flask on the drive home. I gave him a lolly for his snack on return home, followed by popcorn and walnuts with pink salt.

We did the board, and Fela was happy with the activities. At 12, Fela started colouring 4 printouts of images of doctors and nurses. Michael sat with Fela whilst I did some chores. Easy listening music was playing in the background.

I made lunch for Fela, and after lunch, I gave him a manicure. We rang Nanna Hazel and Fela eavesdropped on the conversation, then blew her a kiss goodbye. I read from the Paddington story – A Visit to the hospital; I underlined some key words e.g. listen, desk=table. We practised some signs of vegetables because Fela was asking for rice and Michael was preparing potatoes and cabbage with the beef stew for dinner. I printed some images of beef stew and potatoes to show him, and did the signs for potatoes, carrots and cabbage. We watched a T.D. Jakes sermon up until dinner time.

 

After dinner, Fela enjoyed the dance music on youtube. He got up to join me in dancing periodically but not for long. At the moment, he is relaxing in the bath. I’m about to give him a facial scrub.

*His keloids have been dripping from time to time during the day, so I have changed his plasters about four times. I’ve also cleaned his keloids with Dettol spray to counteract the smell (I asked him to close his eyes when I sprayed); and given him aloe leaves to rub.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 2a – Vocal Fela has been vocal on and off – seemingly from excitement. Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: 5 Soft blobs clearly defined edges Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Gym