29/04/2020 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela was in bed for 22:35. I applied tiger balm to his back, chest and forehead just because he seems to find it so soothing not because he was showing any symptoms of nasal or chest congestion. He was smiling throughout. I also applied some aloe propolis to his finger tips as they were looking a lit dry and the middle ones off colour.

I didn’t hear from Fela again until 6:25 when I prompted him to the loo. He pee-ed for England, Scotland and Wales, then returned to bed. His fire crackling youtube video had been playing throughout the night, and was still on as it was a 10 hour video. He seems to find it very relaxing.

Michael took an apple and tea to Fela at 7:45 but he was very absent-minded so he didn’t actually bite the apple until after 8:00 with prompting. I switched the youtube video to ‘Thursday cafe jazz’ with Fela’s permission as this was a bit perkier. While having his refreshment, I showed him the wall calendar and explained it was the last day of  April – Zoe’s birthday. We sent her a birthday text which I read to Fela. He was smiling.

I had to keep prompting him to take more bites of his apple, and finish his drinks. Then he asked for ‘5’ as if he wanted to go back to sleep. He didn’t get into the shower until 8:50 and it was under protest but he was soon smiling again once he got into the shower. He  was down for breakfast at 9:25.

Fela enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of porridge with all the trimmings. He left Green Pastures at 10:15, looking happy and relaxed.

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