Thank you, everyone. Mum called me when he woke up and he said "I'm too groggy to even think of something to say about politics." I pointed out that he was strong enough to think of the subject. The surgi-center let him go home in the afternoon and I checked in with my parents before bedtime. So far, all is well and Da isn't too uncomfortable.
I'll be checking the next few days. It's all I can do being 2000+ miles away, but my parents appreciate.
Yes, Amhalaba, my father can be quite the card in a dry humourish way. He loves word play and straight-faced delivery. (I tend to tell jokes the same way, and many years ago, when I first came to the East Coast, some people I met weren't used to that and thought that telling jokes without telegraphing meant I was a bit thick.
I really appreciate people's kindness here with Mum's broken arm/surgery and Da's patching.