Monday, February 28, 2005

Pope Recovering, Undergoing Speech Therapy

The Vatican released a statement earlier today indicating that the Pope is recovering without complications, but will remain in the hospital indefinitely to undergo speech and breathing therapy. According to the Associated Press via ABC News:
"The Holy Father's postoperative phase is taking place without complications. His general condition and biological parameters continue to be good," the Vatican communique said. "The Holy Father is eating regularly, spends some hours in an armchair and has begun exercises to rehabilitate breathing and phonation."

The therapy is aimed at improving the pope's breathing and ability to speak after last week's surgery to insert a tube in his throat to ease his second respiratory crisis in less than a month.

Read more: Vatican Says Pope Is Recovering Well

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