13/06/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela arrived at Green Pastures with Michael around 9:30. He went upstairs to the loo then sat on the red settee. I came to greet him and did the board; he seemed happy and took the cards off then put them back on and lined them up to his satisfaction. I think he likes the sound of the velcro.

Fela had signed for yogurt and juice, and chose this over popcorn and walnuts. He played with his tongue drum whilst listening to George Benson in concert on youtube for about 30 minutes. I then brought him a fruit salad with a small bowl of yogurt  and some pomegranate cordial. He then watched Breathe church service on youtube. Afterwards we also watched some T.D. Jakes preaching on youtube.

After lunch, I made him a cup of lemon, ginger and honey tea with fresh lemon, 1 tsp honey (unfortunately we had no fresh ginger) so I put in a lemon and ginger tea bag as well. I did the board with Fela and offered him the option of colouring which he was keen to do. So I printed three images of fruit baskets with various fruits and vegetables. I gave him a new packet of colouring pencils and gave him some guidance as to which colours to use. I left him the sharpener which he used liberally as the pencils were not of good quality. He did a good job whilst I did a bit of gardening at the front but kept coming in to check on him. Fela was looking tired but there was no sign he was suffering with hayfever. He was happy to stay downstairs for the rest of the afternoon. I pulled out the footrest on the armchair, but it was too hot to sleep.

W e had a popcorn and walnut snack which he enjoyed and I brought him some diluted orange juice. We watched some more T.D. Jakes preaching which Fela seemed to enjoy. Fela appeared to be scratching his throat around 6pm which is when the pollen starts to fall, so I rubbed some tiger balm on the front and back of his neck and behind his ears after giving him his supplements.

After dinner, he was happy to bounce on the gym ball for a total of 35 minutes and worked up quite a sweat. At the time of writing he is relaxing in the bath. All in all, it has been a hot and chilled out day with no issues.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Bouncing on gym ball