I am sad to report that my father's condition has continued to decline and at this point there is no hope of recovery. We will keep him on IV fluids through the weekend to keep him comfortable, and then remove them on Monday and place him in hospice care.
Thank you for all of your good wishes. I will not be posting for a few days, but I have found comfort in reading the many blogs of my friends during this difficult time , and so will continue to check in to see what you're up to. Reading about your gardens, adventures in art, cooking, and nature, and (in Dave's case) a Jedi's take on this wacky world (;-)), helps me remember that life goes on.