Thanks for your continued thoughts, everyone. I'm sorry to hear about your surgery issues, 2seaoat. Dad has talked about you for years with a marked sense of admiration in his voice. And, Joanimaroni, I smiled at your comment about the Cadbury eggs. My dad loves those. In fact, the night he had to go to the ER in the ambulance, my mom found one on my dad's lap. I'm guessing he was about to give himself a treat. I truly feel like you all know my dad, and that is comforting. You know things about him that only close friends and family know, particularly his affinity for chocolate
. I also know that a few of you have been talking to my dad via PM for some time, and I appreciate your understanding of what my dad is facing. I wish you could get a chance to meet him, as he's a really cool guy (although I'm guessing you've already figured that out). My dad and I have always talked politics together since I was old enough to vote, and I've missed our discussions. Since I was a kid, we've connected on an intellectual level, whether through working on science projects together or my helping him build computers. My dad always has a positive attitude (motto: "Don't tell me how I CAN'T do something. Tell me how I CAN"), and I'm hoping that he's continuing to tap into that now, as he seemed a little down a few days ago.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings. On to an update. Dad was supposed to be transferred yesterday at 3:00, which then moved to 6:00, which then moved to after 10:00. For some reason, they couldn't get EMS over to get him to the other facility. My mom just got there to visit, so I will get some more news soon. As far as I know, he is in the same condition as before.
Thank you again, everyone.