18/04/2021 – Day shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Michael brought Fela to Green Pastures around 9:30. He was calm but processing slowly so it took him a while to remove his outer wear and shoes and go upstairs. I did the board with  him for playing cards, snack and church. He seemed to touch the card for playing cards and shook his head so I removed it but then a bit later, he pointed to the tin with the cards and made the sign for table/tray. So we played a round where we counted the two decks to a total of 108 cards, then I shuffled five times, then he sorted them into the two decks of red and blue.

He was excited when he saw the popcorn machine – we made popcorn and had it with walnuts and a bit of sea salt for our snack. Fela really seemed to enjoy this, but then he made the sign for something I didn’t recognise and tried to vocalise the word. It was the same word he tried communicating yesterday but sadly I didn’t know what he meant then. Michael couldn’t figure it out either – the sign looked as if he was peeling something and the word as if it began with ‘O’. We asked him to show us downstairs, and he  frogmarched me downstairs and  and took a bowl out of the cupboard. It suddenly occurred to me that I had given him some yogurt last week with his fruit. He was so pleased that we finally figured it out, and even more chuffed when he got to eat yogurt.

After lunch of leftover  roast pork and trimmings from yesterday, we enjoyed some  muffins and biscuits which Michael had baked yesterday. Fela then transitioned to the armchair where I did the board again. He listened to a selection of music – Stevie wonder, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Westlife, ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’, JLS and Justin Timberlake. I prompted him to bounce on the gym ball which he did for a short while then just sat on it.

I was busy sewing some repairs on his green shorts and turquoise Adidas jogging trousers. Afterwards, I gave him a pedicure. He really enjoyed when I used the pumice stone on his dry skin. Chloe and Teresa arrived soon afterwards.

*Fela has been vocal most of the day, and needed a lot of touch prompting. He has also been using his hands a lot to  grab and direct me to do what he wanted. He was processing slowly as he changed his mind on a few occasions. He has also been requesting  a lot of food but I think he associates me with food e.g. he requested hot chocolate after lunch which is unusual.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 2a – Vocal 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 – Why no exercise?
Fela would not normally have exercise on Sunday during the day.