19/10/2021 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela really enjoyed his face scrub where I focused on his chin and neck area to avoid the keloids. He completed his evening routine and was in bed for 22:35. Fela had a big smile on his face as I gave him his sleep oil massage on back, behind ears, forehead and inner arms. I also applied tiger balm to the soles of his feet and chest as I notice he had a slight cough yesterday and had been sweating a lot during the day. this was a precaution instead his body was fighting something.

I next heard Fela at 4:30. I went up to him and he was being very vocal in the shower room. I prompted him out and he returned to bed around 4:45 and requested drink, lemon and tray. I managed to persuade him to lie back down for an hourĀ  then I would come back with his refreshments. He was okay with this, and I put the computer monitor on with a relaxing lotus leaf background. I didn’t hear him again until around 6:00 so he may have slept again for one hour.

I brought him his supplement drink, grapes and lemon and ginger tea with a wedge of lemon at 6:30. I read to him from Psalm 47, then we said some morning prayers to which he said “Amen”. We did the board together, but he was not ready to have a shower as when given the choice between shower and sleep, he chose sleep. So I allowed him to lie back down until 7:30.

Fela entered the shower at 7:40, completed his morning routine well, and was down for breakfast at 8:30. Zoe and Teresa have just arrived to collect him at 9:15. He is in a happy mood though slightly vocal.

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Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 2b – Vocal unhappy Fela became very vocal around 4:35 so I went up to check on him and he was psychologically 'stuck' in the shower room. Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: –