The best is yet to come.
The iPad has been revived and he’s rediscovered a couple of apps that still work on it, even if the charge doesn’t last as long as he thinks it should. He was able to play a little bit of solitaire on his own and when he got stuck he asked for help. We found the cord for the laptop — it’s been charging overnight and hopefully, it will boot up this morning. Fingers crossed some of the apps still work – I doubt the OS can be updated as the computer is pretty old. He’s pretty excited about being able to use these tools again.