19/10/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

After Michael brought Fela to Green Pastures around 9:30, I joined them in the car and we drove to Flip Out for the 10:am session. We arrived at 10:15 but they were not open so we went for a drive then returned just before 11:00. I thought it was half-term this week but it turns out it’s next week when they will open from 10:00. During term-time, they open from 11:00. The highlights of Fela’s day were as follows:

  • he jumped on the trampoline for 10 minutes then requested the car. We tried to get him to stay on for longer but he insisted he wanted to go. He looked uncomfortable because he had been sweating a lot the whole morning. I think he may have been overdressed because he had his fleece jacket on in the car. I should have removed it as it was not that cold today.
  • After lunch Fela chose to watch T.D. Jakes but was happy to switch to relaxing jazz music after wards.
  • Fela requested a manicure so I gave it to him as he listened to music.
  • I offered Fela the nap card as I wondered if he needed it since he was on edge the whole day. He immediately pulled the side of the armchair to dislodge the footstool. I lit some candles, lowered the blinds, put on the aromatherapy diffuser, combed his hair, propped him up with the v-shaped pillow and covered his legs with the blanket.
  • After his snack, he relaxed in his armchair for 3o minutes but did not sleep.
  • Fela played on the tongue drum just before dinner whilst listening to Simply Red in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • After dinner, I engaged him in an Improved Health fitness video on youtube featuring Mamma Mia music. He did really well, and was sweating buckets.
  • Fela then enjoyed watching Mama dance for 3o minutes to youtube music videos featuring Brandy and Brownstone. He signed for food throughout so I did my best to manage his expectations.
  • He is now relaxing in the bath, and I’m just about to give him a shampoo and facial scrub which I haven’t given him for some time. He is humming slightly.


Arousal States – Start: 2a – Vocal End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 3 – Very Noisy Fela has been vocal and very noisy all day. Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – trampolining x 10 mins
youtube fitness x 30 mins