Fela arrived at Green Pastures around 9:45. He looked happy. As usual he sat on the bench underneath the coat rail and kept looking in the kitchen as if he was familiarising himself with the space once again. He took quite a bit of prompting to remove his coat, scarf, hat and shoes. I offered him a cup of tea, and he chose ‘pear and apple’. Whilst sitting in the lounge, I did the board with him. He seemed happy with the planned activities. ‘so Cool’ CD on Plex was playing in the background, and he found this relaxing.
After his snack of peanuts, we set off for Ford Green to try out the new scooters. Fela did very well as he followed Mama. Michael followed on foot because he would not have coped on the scooter, but this was not ideal as I had to keep stopping to check on Fela. Also, it was very crowded and we had to navigate around loads of people and bicycles. We returned to the car after 25 minutes.
*I found this form of exercise quite demanding. Also, the staff scooters are quite heavy so lifting it in and out of the car took some doing. Also, they had to be put very carefully in the boot in a particular way with one of the rear seats laid flat. This will mean that both staff will need to travel in the front. Also, it will be necessary to put a dust sheet on the floor of the boot, as they will be muddy after use.
Fela had some water in the car on the way home, and upon arrival I helped him change his tops. We had lunch which he thoroughly enjoyed. as I prepared different vegetable topping for him to add to his beef wrap. It was a bit like a pizza.
Fela listened to Burt Bacharach CD – ‘The Look of Love’ in the Easy Listening Section of Plex – a family favourite. He was full of smiles since lunch, and got up from time to time to dance. I did the board with him again, and he seemed okay with it.
At the time of writing, Fela and Michael are making lamb keebabs and burgers in the kitchen, and Fela is doing a fantastic job, especially with the tasting.
Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – We took the new scooters out to Ford Green for a spin.