Pads has been learning that his tummy needs him to take it slow. He's still been having some pain in that area but it has reduced and it doesnt seem to be his stomach. He's been quite subdued this afternoon after a session in Ruth's hot tub which can be surprisingly tiring. Thankfully that's his main complaint and he is so relieved not to have to go back into hospital tonight - that was a prominent theme in our chat on the short walk back from there at midday.
By this evening we're still waiting for the big clearout but it is certain to come with the medicine he's on now.