13/01/2020 – Evening shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

After being picked up from Green Pastures, we journeyed to Flip Out where Fela used the loo then rushed to get on the trampoline. He jumped for 45 minutes only pausing briefly to wipe his face and drink some water.

After we changed him in the disability loo, he was asked whether he wanted to eat dinner in the car or cafe. He gave the makaton sign for car. We all enjoyed lovely pasta salad in the car and Fela’s and Chloe’s had salmon as well. Fela was quiet in the car and he requested cards just as we were turning in his drive. It may be because he likes being in his car so he wanted to prolong it.

On entering the house, e went through many OCDs with his shoes and the gel insoles all the while doing the makaton signs for cake, biscuit and ice cream. He has requested these throughout the evening and rice and quinoa pudding was promised and offered for his snack. This was an acceptable replacement for the nuts on the menu as the quinoa provides the additional protein needed to keep his blood sugar stable throughout the night.

When Fela heard me say to Chloe that he could have camomile tea instead of hot chocolate, he rushed into the kitchen and took the hot chocolate out of the cupboard, put it on the worktop and then put his mug out so that settled it – hot chocolate it was!

Fela chose music instead of a DVD – he had already watched ‘Annie’ this afternoon. He chose ‘Lionel Ritchie’ on youtube. I did a bit of skull tapping with the spikey ball as he was listening to the music in his rocker. After his rice pudding and hot chocolate, he was especially quiet so hopefully he will sleep well.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 3 – Very Noisy At times during trampolining he became very noisy. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – 45 minutes trampolining