My father went into hospital on the 3rd March for an ilesotomy reversal. Due to surgical complications he has had two further emergency operations and now has a colostomy. In that time he has spent several weeks in ICU on a ventilator and also had a tracheotomy for a while. He is now back on the ward and can hardly move or speak and is unable to feed himself. He also has delirium still which is to be expected as he is 70 and also has parkinsons. What I'd really like to know is how long does recovery take. I know that's like asking how long is a piece of string. But no one will give us any indication. Will it be a week before he can stand or months? How long is he likely to remain in hospital now that he is stable and only on a bit of oxygen and paracetamol? It's just tough to have got past the intense will he live or die bit but still be in limbo. I've just got tickets through for trooping of the colour of the 10th June. Will he still be in hospital or could he be home and able to come? Any indication or expectation levels would be great fully received!