Today they performed a bronchoscopy on Kari to check her lungs and suction out what the normal suction procedure could not. They removed lots of fluid, and though Kari still has problems with coughing, we hope this helps relieve her somewhat. Its hard to watch suction because it gags her again and again and takes her breath away. Also, she had a fever on and off all day, though its high was 100.4, a degree lower than it was a couple of days ago. On the other hand, when Shona was doing some range of motion work with Kari this morning she reported that shes gained more motion in her arms, especially the right arm. She can now turn her forearm both inward and outward. And today they sat her in a chair for about a half hour. Linda said that she really enjoyed it and looked happy and cute. The sitting up should also improve her breathing and help with fluid buildup.
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--Richard R. Guzman