I have been out of town, without a pc. Sadly, the update is not positive. His condition has been downgraded to "grave". He has been moved to a new hospital, and they keep removing the bad parts. He is missing a pancreas, and quite a bit of intestine. His wife is hoping for a sufficient period of lucidity that she may find out if he wishes to continue treatment.

Please keep the Ape in your thoughts.

~cd