He said that his head doesn't hurt today. The pain patch can take 24 to 48 hours to take effect, and it has been that long now. He still says very little, sleeps or rests all day, and eats almost nothing. He likes to drink instant breakfasts, orange juice, lemonade, and other flavored drinks. His eyes don't always close all the way during sleep, I think they used to.
This morning, during a lucid moment, he said he hopes he gets to go back to Arkansas. In perhaps a dreaming moment, he said he was practicing flute and needed an aide to help work with his students.
He doesn't always get up to use the commode now because the effort exhausts him. He has found that in-bed methods are much less taxing. We like it too because we get more interaction with him before he drifts back to sleep.