I was initially very nervous to go to Danville State because I did not know what to expect and I was not sure if the consumers would enjoy us being there. I was in the group that went upstairs with the female units and upon arrival, the consumers seemed to have mixed feelings about us being there. A few of them seemed excited to have other people there to interact with but some did not seem to be phased. I sat at one of the puzzle tables with two other classmates and the consumer who sat with us was reading a novel and did not seem too interested in us at first. We asked her if she would like to play any games and instead of picking one that she wanted, she first asked us if there were any games we really wanted to play. We decided to let her choose, but when I took a look at the assortment of games the facility had, a good majority of them were older board games, in boxes that were torn and old and the same goes for the actual games and cards themselves which made me feel bad for the consumers there because it does not seem as if the hospital has a lot of money to provide them with things that are of nice quality.
The consumer we talked to was really open about her interest in reading and journaling, although she was [repeating the same few details] about her life before being at the hospital and the same things about her journaling. We decided on playing a card game called Garbage, which none of us knew how to play so she had to teach it. She [explained the game very clearly] and [seemed to understand] it well, although she did have a bit of self-doubt about teaching us. One of the components of Garbage is keeping track of how many cards each person is dealt as the game goes on because the winner of the round gets to lose one card for the next round and eventually everyone has a different number of cards that need to be dealt. When only one person had a different number of cards the consumer was confident about dealing the cards, however, when everyone had a different number of cards she had to ask multiple times how many cards we each needed and as time passed instead of laying the cards gently down she became careless with them. From talking to her she did seem [aware of her surroundings] and her placement in the facility.
 – cognition
italics – affect
bold – physiology