10/06/2020 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela soaked in a full, warm/hot bath from 21:10 for about 50 minutes. He was quiet throughout, and enjoyed a face scrub. It took a while to prompt him out of the bath as he was so tired and scratching his face a lot. Fela finally made it into his bed just before 23:00 after tea tree applied to athlete’s foot between little toes on both feet, keloid cream to face, aloe propolis to toes and hard skin underneath right big toe, and tiger balm to back, chest and forehead. I asked him if he wanted fire crackling or hymns on youtube, and he said ‘fire’ so that was left on.

I next heard Fela being vocal  just before 4:30. I prompted him to the loo, and he passed urine then spent 45 minutes in there despite repeated promptings. On returning to bed at 5:50, I put on the Christmas hymns on his phone and closed his screen as I did not want the light to distract him from falling back to sleep. He was still being vocal so I went back in and applied tiger balm to his chest, back, forehead and this time behind his ears as it helps relieve the throat.

I did not hear Fela from 6:00 to 9:00 when I went to check on him, and he was awake but lying down and picking his keloids. I gave him his supplement followed by refreshments. Clare arrived at 9:00 so she took over from me, and finished his morning routine.

Fela was down for breakfast at 9:45. Zoe arrived just after, and Fela is enjoying his luxury porridge with trimmings whilst humming. All in all he had about 7.5 hours sleep, so he should be able to get through the day with sufficient energy.


Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 2a – Vocal Did his state change? Yes to 2a – Vocal Fela was vocal on waking at 4:30 after which I prompted him to the loo. He was vocal on and off until he finally settled back to sleep again at 6:00. On waking finally at 9:00, he became vocal again on and off. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: –