19/04/2021 – Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

*This report is from Michael and me.

When Fela arrived just before 14:00, he was very quiet. He fell asleep for half an hour on the armchair in the lounge. When he woke up I did the board, and he seemed happy with the activities. He engaged in some colouring in his Jumbo Colour by Dots book which required yellow and green. I prompted Fela to sharpen the pencils himself, and he did a good job. Afterwards, I prompted him to the table to have his fruit snack with yogurt. I made a teapot of pomegranate tea with loose leaves and Fela seemed to enjoy the flavour.

Afterwards we tried to call Nanna Hazel on the phone but we couldn’t get dial tone. I noticed he was rubbing a scab on his finger so I applied almond oil with geranium to his fingers for him to rub in. I searched for ‘Puss n’ Boots’ on youtube. Fela watched some cartoon versions while applying aloe vera gel from the leaf to his face. He suddenly asked to lie down so we went upstairs. I realised it was 17:00 so I tried to keep him awake by reading ‘Puss N’ Boots’ in Ladybird Classic Stories. Within 5 minutes, he fell asleep so I only read a few pages. While he was sleeping I sewed another repair on one of his trousers.

Fela woke up after 30 minutes, and we had his evening supplements before dinner. After dinner which was a bit delayed, we let the food settle for a while, then I engage Fela in dancing followed by bouncing on the gym ball. He was putting everything into it. tonight we had the usual boy bands but also David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Huey Lewis and the News’ – ‘Happy to Be Stuck with You’ and some Whitney Houston ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’. Fela enjoyed his crispbreads with peanut butter and jam, and hot chocolate.

We left for his home at 20:45. Fela was in a good mood on returning home. We left him splashing in the bath at 21:20 with Chloe on the sleep shift.


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?: Yes – Moderate to very strenuous