31/10/2021 – Sleep shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela was in bed and lights out by 22:40.

I didn’t hear him the whole night, but he was still sleeping when I went up to him at 7:30. He was still sleeping but he stirred around 8:00. He was disinclined to get out of bed to go to the loo but insisted he wanted his morning refreshments first.

*I suspect that Fela may have been awake during the night and his body clock is adjusting to the time change.

By the time he got up to go for his shower, it was 8:30. That was when I realised he had wet the bed. He was in a good mood but sluggish until after his breakfast when Michael tried to get him to speed up with taking his supplements. He became very agitated, and did not calm down full until we arrived at his house around 10:45. I did manage to get him to calm down sufficiently to be able to help him put on his socks and shoes and jacket. I spoke little but reassuringly to him, and gave him the lavender essential oil to inhale a few times from the bottle.

It was chucking it down, and Fela had sweated quite a bit so we phoned ahead and asked Zoe and Dan to ensure they prompted him to change his clothes.

*I don’t think Fela has yet figured out that the more agitated he becomes, the more he sweats. This constant sweating and feeling wet in his clothes then causes him to become more agitated. This then becomes a vicious cycle.

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 4 – Agitated Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: Yes Did he have vigorous exercise?: –