22/06/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

When I arrived at Fela’s house, he was finishing his supplements. The pollen count was very high, and Teresa reported that Fela was blowing his nose a lot. So I decided to give Fela 2 echinacea capsules. [I had just taken 2 capsules at home and felt better]

The highlights of the day were as follows:

  • Fela worked out for 1 hour in the gym.
  • Fela, Daniel and myself practised makaton for several items of food. Fela was clicking on the youtube links on the website using the mouse when he was asked to sit at the computer. Well done, Fela!
  • I offered Fela various stories from the Contents page of the Paddington bear bedtime stories. He chose ‘Paddington at the Zoo’. I read him most of it, and he was counting a lot of the images,  then he had had enough and signed for ‘finished’.
  • I gave Fela a manicure then he asked for a facial trim so that was given too.
  • We left for Green Pastures just before 17:00.
  • Fela chose to do some cutting out of pictures from a magazine rather than colouring. He was fully absorbed in this activity.
  • We enjoyed dinner together featuring ‘meatloaf’ which was a delicious debut from Michael.
  • After dinner, We allowed the food to settle, then Fela was prompted on to the gym ball and bounced for about 15 minutes.
  • Daniel was told he could go early then Fela was given his supplements then evening snack, then I decided to give him 2 echinacea capsules to help him have  a catarrh-free night.

Fela is currently soaking in the bath. He has been engaging in a lot of grabbing of my hand and leading me to the kitchen once we arrived at Green Pastures. He seemed to be constantly demanding my attention. He wanted me to get the food he was signing for. All in all, a good day but Fela has been signing for food almost constantly. He has not needed his keloids cleaning at all which was unusual.

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?: Yes – Very strenuous workout in gym