17/07/2021 – Evening shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela arrived just before 16:00 due to Nadia feeling under the weather. Fela was in a lovely mood as he gave me a big smile from the car. Teresa handed over that he had been asking for cooking all day. I explained that this meant baking and he likes signing for butter and egg because he saw Michael out these in the mixing bowl before he was able to lick the bowl.

These are the highlights of the evening:

  • Michael was finishing off baking when Fela arrived so he gave him a small bowl of yogurt with hand picked raspberries from the garden. Fela was delighted!
  • Fela was happy to do some colouring when offered so I printed off characters from two of the DVDs in his collection – Trolls and The Greatest Showman. I prompted him to vary the colours; he was very good at sharpening the coloured pencils and emptying the sharpener debris into a bag.
  • I gave Fela a manicure which he really loved.
  • I gave Fela a facial trim which he found very relaxing.
  • After dinner of lamb chops with herby potatoes, broccoli, wild rice¬† and veg with homemade tarts, Fela’s food was allowed to settle whilst he listened to gentle jazz with sea and beach cafe backgrounds.
  • Fela enjoyed a foot spa with ylang ylang oil, shoulder massager and colour-changing diffuser with Olbas oil.
  • Afterwards Fela had his evening snack, and he is now relaxing in the bath.

It has been a very hot evening so Fela has coped well with the heat. Echinacea x 2 was administered after dinner as he appeared to be scratching his throat. he has been picking his keloids a lot which may have been due to huis feeling tired. he was falling asleep during the sensory activities, but managed to stay awake.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: No – It was not on the Plan for this evening.