They give the patients a buzzer to manage their own pain. They can press the buzzer and a small dose of pain medicine is released. Right now he is only using it before eating. However, last night he needed it at 4am because his mouth and legs were hurting.
Otherwise, he is in good spirits and enjoying his new toy... slr camera. He has been trigger happy and shooting everyone that walks through the door and everything in his room. I think he will become a good photographer by the time he is out of here.