20/09/2019 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela was prompted out of the bath by 10pm and completed his evening routine well. I read him a poem by Helen Steiner Rice ‘I said a little prayer for you’ then we said bedtime prayer and I kissed him good night. He was left with hymns on playing softly on computer but blanked out and with sensory lights left on at 10.30pm. I also left him a pot of aloe propolis to apply in bed as he was clearly scratching a lot and his face seemed dry. I checked him again at 10:50pm, and he was clearly just falling asleep so I turned off the sensory lights.

I checked on Fela at 2am and prompted him to the loo. He did a big wee then came straight back to bed.

I checked him again at 6.3o am and prompted him to the loo. He was clearly ready to get going as he began to vocalise so I proceeded with his morning routine and brought him a plum, a few red grapes seeded, a cup of green tea, then I did the board with him. I left him with the mini fan and hymns and sensory lights on for 15 minutes after his refreshments, then I came to get him for his shower. He was clearly full of the joys of Spring in Autumn!

Fela completed his morning routine well though he was a little prompt dependent to start a new task such as combing his hair and putting his socks on. I guided his hand to start. We will all need to patient with Fela as he adjusts to his new regimen of Kalms at bedtime. This might mean he processes more slowly in the morning.

Fela was down for breakfast at 8.3o am. He ate well and all supplements administered. He is now watching ‘Happy Feet’ as I finish this report. All in all, Fela slept soundly but is very much in need of vigorous exercise as he is quite vocal.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 2a – Vocal but happy Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: No – Sleep shift