Soon after Fela’s arrival at Green Pastures around 9:20, we did the board. He was very excited to be with us. He joined Michael in the kitchen to help cook lamb hotpot. They thoroughly enjoyed their session together. After 20 minutes, he began to tire so Michael excused him and he went to sit in the lounge and listen to piano jazz on youtube.
After his snack of pistachios and a cup of tea, we watched church online. I was in and out of the lounge. I encouraged Fela to stand and dance to the worship music, and to clasp his hands together to pray. towards the end of the service, he requested the loo so we went upstairs. Afterwards he wanted to sit on the red settee. I offered him a choice of books, and he chose ‘Guess Who loves me in the Spring’. Fela was very engaged and was keen to count objects on the page e.g. leaves, ears. I think he misunderstood the sound of ‘hares’ for ‘ears’ as he kept counting the ears on the hares. Afterwards he wanted another story and chose ‘Guess who loves me in the winter’.
After lunch, we listened to youtube music – the Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, George Benson playlist. I did the board with him, and then prompted him to dance with me from time to time. Fela requested the loo at 14:15, then after a bowel movment he wanted to lie down. We were able to telephone Nanna Hazel before he slept. I also prompted him to remove his socks to allow his feet to ventilate whilst he slept.
He awoke after an hour around 16:10. I quickly gave him a manicure then checked on his feet which are healing nicely. I sprayed between his toes with some vinegar solution – I read this is good for athlete’s foot. he finished his late snack of tea and apple slices. Then Emma and Zoe arrived so it was time to go home. They left just before 17:oo.
All in all, a pleasant day with Fela.
Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline 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 – Why no exercise? Exercise not on Activity plan for day shift.