The latest on Ernie is that he continues to feel better, if the look of him is anything to go by anyway, and his blood readings are pretty much sorted. So, mirabile dictu, he's coming home!
He was due to finish his drip this afternoon, then the drip catheter was going to be removed and he is being left like that overnight to make sure he's doing OK. I then collect him tomorrow early evening.
He's still not out the woods, and his kidneys might prove not to be up to their job, but at the very least he's coming home to spend some quality time with me and little (well, not so little really) Elmo.
Thanks so much for all the messages of support, and for all the support you haven't told me about. Please continue to send waves of positivity towards Ernie, because he still needs it, and will do for the foreseeable future.