For the moment he's on a clear liquid diet and maybe will get some jello. He's doing fine and he's all there. He's got a deal with one of the nurses to help ensure his breakfast menu gets filled out in enough detail that he gets some salt and pepper. Apparently if you don't specifically order every detail you want from the menu, you don't get it.
His nurse for the night (7pm to 7am) is Dave from Claremore. Dad was a bit horse in the throat, but I don't think that's a surprise after surgery when they intubate you to let the anesthetist control your breathing. Dad said he didn't have any significant pain and the ICU nurse is keeping track of how he's doing.
He was a bit tired so we left him around 8:00 to rest.