07/02/2021 – Day shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela arrived just before 10:00 looking full of beans. I had just put the cake in the oven. Michael handed over that Claire indicated he had about seven hours sleep but it was broken up. We did the board in the lounge, and he seemed happy. I offered him a cup of tea, and he chose pear and apple green tea. He chose Michael Bolton music when he saw the album cover come up in Plex. He was rocking and shaking with excitement to the beat in his armchair but was not inclined to get up and dance despite my encouragement.

He had his snack just as church was starting online. afterwards, I read him a Bible story about the ark – ” a big boat”, and the flood. I then gave him a quick manicure before lunch as he kept looking at his fingers and picking at them. Fela really enjoyed his lunch of T-bone steak and chips with trimmings. After lunch, I suggested we have our cups of tea at the table as Fela seemed very calm and was busy looking out the bay window.

After lunch, I did the board with Fela again. He chose the ‘Stevie wonder’ playlist which came up as soon as we downloaded youtube. I cleared up after lunch and engaged him in a bit of dancing from time to time. I noticed he seemed very quiet so I counted down the music and prompted him upstairs. He seemed happy to go upstairs. After using the loo, he settled on the red settee.

We were about to telephone Uncle Chris to wish him a happy birthday, but Fela pointed to his fingers and the nail kit on the table. So, I filed his fingernails a bit more and put some cuticle gel on them which formed a protective barrier as well as moisturizer. Then Fela pointed to the blanket so he lay down and I tucked him in nice and snug whilst relaxing jazz was playing softly in the background. He covered his face with the blanket and seemed to fall asleep instantly. He slept for about an hour. I spoke to Chris in New York whilst Fela slept. He said he received Fela’s birthday card, and was delighted.

When Fela awoke at 16:05, he was quite vocal so I offered him a late snack of diluted juice with his HANDLE crazy straw. Alicia and Teresa arrived at 16:30 to greet him and take him home. He left in a good mood after exchanging hugs and kisses with Mama and Michael.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 3 – Very Noisy This happened during the main meal as Fela was dipping his chips in the water glass, and we were correcting him. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: No – Why no exercise? He would not normally have exercise on Sunday during the day.