I know his mind maybe elswhere but i'm fairly sure he will be bored silly too, things like pain on a scale of 1 to 10, like 8 or 9
Mermaid could take his lappy in and also take it home so it dosent get robbed,
maybe a few photo's of things they have taken out etc.
I like things like that, front line of battles in the NHS,
Just a thought