Praise the Lord! Dad is eating solid foods now! He passed the swallow test with flying colors! He isn't thrilled with the food because he's on a low sodium diet, but hey...it has to be better than the tube! He's in a step-down room, and is off all oxygen, catheter, etc. too! He told the doctor this evening that he'd like to go home on Friday, and the doctor answered,"You want to wait that long?!" So that leaves us very optimistic that he'll be coming home SOON! What a blessing that will be!!