Angelia was not feeling well, so she ended her shift early and left Green Pastures around 16:00. Fela spent the rest of the shift at Green Pastures. After his snack at 15:30, he became very noisy. When he had calmed a bit, I offered him a rub of Tiger balm on his forehead and he said yes.. He seemed to enjoy it, and asked me for a head massage too. Afterwards, I prompted him to lie down as I figured he was tired and still used to his afternoon naps after several weeks of disturbed sleep at night. I woke him after half an hour, and he asked for ‘5’ so we let him wake at his own pace. He was offered a cup of tea so that he would not go back to sleep as it was 17:00 so later than ideal for a nap. By the time, he was fully awake at 17:15, he seemed back to his happy self again.
Fela enjoyed his dinner of leftover lamb meatballs in homemade tomato sauce. I offered him a choice between pasta and lentil spaghetti and he chose spaghetti. He became a little agitated when eating it as it kept falling off his fork. I did not break it up as i like it long, but it is probably best to break it up for Fela.
Chle did the board with him afterwards, and Mama did the makaton sign for dancing to which Fela smiled. He stood up and wanted to start the dancing straight after dinner but we allowed the food to settle for about 20 minutes. He and Mama danced for 45 minutes – Mamam non-stop and Fela with breaks in between. Songs chosen on youtube were a mix of Toto, M People, Quincy Jones, Lighthouse family and Michael Bolton. Afterwards, relaxing music was put on whilst Fela had his snack. He was very quiet and relaxed for the rest of the evening.
We took him home at 20:30 and when Michael and I left Chloe, he was in the bath just after 21:00.
Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 3 – Very Noisy Fela was very noisy when he was upstairs on the red settee. It took me a while to figure out that he was tired and wanted to have a nap. when he woke up full at 17:15 after 30 – 45 minutes sleep, he was a lot happier. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Fela danced with me quite vigorously on and off for 45 minutes. He sat down from time to time.