15/09/2019 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela arrived at Green Pastures about 9:30. We opted not to go to church as Michael and I are both recovering from colds and feeling very run-down. However, I did engage Fela in a mini church session after dinner in the evening – singing hymns, Bile stories and prayers. We did this for about 20 minutes and then he had to go to the loo.

During the day Fela did card shuffling with Mama which he thoroughly loved. At times I counted the cards to 54 in a deck. Before lunch Fela was keen when offered to colour three pictures in his colouring book. At times I guided him with which colour to use. Nana Hazel rang in the after his afternoon snack but Fela fell asleep during the call so did not get to speak to her.

After lunch we watched the concert performances of Michael McDonald and Joe Cocker on youtube. Mama gave her own karaoke performance and Fela joined in with drums and occasional dancing.

All in all, Fela was in a good mood throughout the day, ate well and had all his supplements. When he began to scratch his face, I would give him  the small pot of aloe propolis to self-administer. This seemed to work.

Soon after we dropped him home, Chloe arrived and prepared his bath. when we left him, he was relaxing in the bath.

Arousal States – Start: 2a – Vocal but happy 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?: No – Both Michael and I were not well enough to take him out. I did try engaging him in dancing but he only danced for about a total of 20 minutes.