I haven't really had the time to give an update on how my Dad's doing until now. So, for those who are interested: My Dad has woken up now! He understands what we're saying and can nod, shake his head, shrug, roll his eyes, raise his eyebrow and laugh. He can't talk yet because he has a tracheostomy tube in his throat, but when they change the tube to a different type to let him eat some yoghurt and/or pureed food he has been able to speak a little bit. Hopefully when it comes out entirely (hopefully next week, because he's been swallowing all the yoghurt etc and none has been going in his lungs) he'll be able to talk properly, although apparently it will take a little while as he will have to get used to talking all over again due to the tracheostomy being in there for over 8 weeks now. We can't tell the full extent of his brain damage yet, but from his reactions to what we've been saying, including recalling past events and showing him pictures of the rooms in our house, our dogs, friends etc it looks like it isn't too severe, as for the most part his memory seems pretty good, and he has been able to write his name, and my Mum's name, on a laptop we brought in for him. This is much better than what we'd originally hoped for, as we were told by three different doctors in the hospital that there was a one in a million chance of him waking up. So for him to be awake and alert is incredible. Thanks to everyone who thought, prayed or did anything else that in any way could have helped my Dad, and thanks for your kind words on here.