Graham and I visited the hospital today and saw Dad. Although he is responding to treatment and healing well, he is very frail, and the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital ward is - in my opinion - proving too much for him. According to the Staff Nurse to whom I spoke, nothing much is likely to happen until we have the results of the analysis currently being carried out on the fluid that was removed from his chest. When these tests are complete, he will probably be moved to Bideford, and then eventually, home.
Thank you once again to everyone who has telephoned, emailed, or visited. Your support is gratefully appreciated at this difficult time. (Thanks to Mark and Olly who are keping the home fires burning as I speak).