Yesterday, he was doing much better. He was wide awake, talkative and alert. Both days just go to show that Frank has good and bad times but I'd say he is improving all the times: the good days get better and the bad days aren't as bad as they were.
Frank did complain of pain yesterday, saying that since his move from Margriet to Kalorama he frequently experienced pain all over his body. Could it be the food, the medicines or the more intensive physical therapy? I have no idea. He could describe his own pain though and was clear about what he wanted as the nurse offered him a variety of pain killers: two paracetamol would do. The pain soon got less after that.
Another point worth noting it that yesterday we spotted Frank's second hallucination. This time he was convinced words were written on the window. When I asked what they said, he said a queen had left him a get-well-soon-greeting, scratched into the glass. He also considered himself her prince. Does he miss his fantasy games or has he just been watching too much BBC?
He does not just make these things up: he explained quite clearly that he really sees them. This need not be a reason for concern, it's not that abnormal to have these experiences after a stroke. Still, it's something the doctor should of course know about, so if any of you heard Frank say anything similar during a visit, could you let us know?
That's all the updating I can think of for now. More and more of Frank's library seems to be moved to his room, and he clearly enjoys that very much. He also spends a few hours a day in his wheelchair and gets physical therapy almost every day, so he has some ways to get through the day. Still, what he always speaks most fondly about is the visits he receives, so to all of you who have paid or will pay a visit to Frank, I'd like to say: thank you.