17/08/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

*Sorry this is late.

Fela was up just before 8:00 and did his morning routine at a leisurely pace. He was in a good mood throughout the day. The highlights of his day were as follows:

  • played with tongue drum after breakfast.
  • elected to stay downstairs on the armchair for the rest of the afternoon.
  • he helped Mama to put the black pillow cushion on his new v-shaped pillow. With his big hands and strong arms, he was much better at it than Mama.
  • he chose to watch T.D. Jakes preaching on youtube.
  • he was happy to do cutting out; Mama printed off pictures for the social story of our journey to the hotel this evening, and tomorrow’s visit to the hospital. Mama typed up words related to the pictures for Fela to cut out. Fela also cut out images of makaton signs and symbols downloaded from makaton.org.
  • After he cut out the words, he helped me find the right words and I stuck them to the relevant pictures, then we kept going through the pictures. Fela was very excited at the prospect of the journey.
  • We had an early dinner at 17:45 of steak and chips with vegetables followed by two muffins.
  • There was a mad rush to clear up the kitchen, dining room, finalise packing and prompt Fela to change his clothes before our departure. Zoe arrived and we left just after 19:00.
  • We asked Fela if he needed to stop at the toilet at Hilton Park Services and he said yes. Michael took him to use the urinal.
  • We arrived at the hotel just after 20:30. Fela was as good as gold throughout the journey and very excited. He waited patiently during check in, and was able to have a late evening snack in the twin bedroom by 20:45. This included his sleepwell tea.
  • *In preparation for the surgery tomorrow no Kalms was given with his evening snack and no sleep tincture was administered as it had been withheld on the advice of the anaesthetist since last Wednesday 11 August. I left Fela and Zoe just after 21:15 as Fela was about to enter the bathroom.

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 – Walk at home with Lucy Wyndham Reed.