27/06/2021 – Morning & Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

These are the highlights of Fela’s day:

  • playing on tongue drum whilst listening to George Benson in concert – 27 July; enjoyed it so much that he wanted to continue so he only caught the tail end of the Breathe church service live.
  • We watched T.D. Jakes preaching on youtube and continued after lunch – Fela found this quite absorbing as did I because he is such a dramatic and expressive preacher.
  • He insisted he wanted yogurt for his snack and frogmarched me into the kitchen to get the bowl from the cupboard then to the fridge to get the yogurt.
  • Fela had chicken three ways – tandoori, fajita and barbecue – for lunch so he was over the moon. Michael made us a cherry frangipane tart which was gorgeous.
  • I gave him a facial trim followed by a hair cut both of which he found very relaxing.
  • I spoke to Nanna Hazel whilst he ate his snack as he insisted he wanted hot chocolate with his corn chips which was very unusual as he normally has it at night.
  • Fela chose to watch ‘Pinnochio’ on Plex – the modern 2019 version.
  • Fela asked for pizza during the day so because there was no time to defrost the GF puff pastry, and he was not impressed with my response of ‘Tuesday’ I made him pizzas on toast which he seemed to enjoy.
  • I tried to engage Fela in dancing after dinner but he would only bounce on his ball for 20 minutes then seemed very tired.
  • Fela is now splashing in the bath.

He has been very energetic today no doubt due to his sleeping through the night, but he seemed to run out of steam at the end.

Arousal States – Start: 2a – Vocal End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? Yes to 1 Baseline He became more baseline as the day progressed. Did he have a bowel movement? Yes Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Bouncing on the gym ball.