Nothing much to report today. Dad's fine, considering the circumstances. He's off the IV drip and is allowed soft foods but he hasn't been eating or drinking much. He's still feeling a lot of 'wind' in the tummy and burps when he sits up. He could walk about and finally got his first look out the window of his room, overlooking Jalan Ampang and the KL city skyline.

If everything had gone according to plan I would be on my flight to Melbourne at this very moment. Of course I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't go now but my family needs me here now. The surgeon indicated that dad would need about a week of post-operative care in the hospital, but up to 6 months for him to fully recover.

Day Six