Dad was just moved to the ninth floor (out of ICU). Turns out he has not only the staph infection, but pneumonia as well. So he's still in isolation, but the antibiotics are doing their thing and Dad is getting better. Mom finally spoke with the doctor and she said that Dad would be in the hospital five or six more days. He'll go home with the two antibiotics they're giving him now as he has to take them for 10 days. They will downsize his trachea tube sometime in the next two days to a size 6 and then to a size 4 a couple days after that. He'll go home with the size 4 tube and have it for two more weeks (I'm guessing for emergency purposes) and then they'll take it out. They're still not sure whether he'll have to go to rehab, but are hopeful that his physical therapy in the coming days on the ninth floor will result in significant progress, thus avoiding rehab.
Thanks for your prayers!!!!