Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes. My beloved father is home! He has now been home for 2 weeks and is getting stronger every day. I keep telling people what a stubborn old b****** he is, and I think they are starting to believe me. Dad had a less than 10% chance of seeing the 10th August, 2008. My family is so blessed that not only is he still with us, but also that 50 years of smoking did not damage his lungs (HUH!). If it had, we would have lost him. Or he would still be on a ventilator, unlikely to ever come off.