As people have emailed me I realized I never said that, yes, my dad was finally admitted to the hospital. I think by the time he spent all that time in the ER he was too worn out to go home anyway. I don't think he's in immediate danger of dying, but he is not well, either. I hope they can figure out what's wrong and stabilize him. He looks like and old man. A sweet old man, but old. He didn't look 83 two months ago. Perhaps he'll be driving across country again, yet!