Well, this time a little time passing has been a positive thing. Yes, my son-in-law's father died yesterday. It was a blessing as he was very aggressively upset and did not know his family. And it had been expected for weeks. But the most wonderful news is that my son has turned the corner and though still very sick, is on his way to a long recovery. I have been trying for 24 hrs. to place my husband in a nursing home which will take him for the three days I requested, but the wheels turn oh so slowly. We are now waiting on the doctor to sign the order and fax the required material to the nursing home. It is so much easier to provide emergency care for the dog rather than the husband! Thanks for all your comments and prayers.