It has been almost 72 hours since we put on the first Fentanyl patch. It seems to be working. He is NOT complaining of pain. He is more awake. But he is very, very quiet. He is now spending more time in his bed. Less time in the chair. I get him up for breakfast and dinner. He eats a bit. Not a lot. He is still taking fluids well. He is very, very weak. The cough is still with us but his cough effort is weak as well.
So, I guess this is the next step. My cousin left Saturday morning. My son is here now. The kids will return tonight from their mission trip in Chicago. And we will begin to live our new normal...I guess!