Dad has been moved out of the ICU and into the respiratory care ward. They would have moved him sooner had a spot been available. His nurse for today said they can do pretty much everything they did in the ICU short of having patients on a ventilator.
After the move, they gave him some chicken broth. He seemed to do OK with that. He still has the tube feeding in place, but that's another step in the right direction. He's still coughing up gunk, which is a good thing. Dad seemed a bit more tired today. Dad asked me to read him the blog messages so I'm going to print some of those to bring him tonight.
Dave is headed back to Phoenix tomorrow and Carla will be back in town Wednesday.