Thank you for all the prayers! St. Joseph, St. Jude, and St. Joan of Arc have pulled through for us. A desperate appeal to his chief last night has resulted in not just a week, but a month's grace for Dave's lettuce diet to work it's magic. It's already had a significant effect, so he should be able to be boot camp skinny in a month. If that doesn't work, there's really no helping it.
What a load of stress relief!