Today was a day of slow progress. In all her tests Fran can breathe on her own. The question is can she cough forcefully enough to clear her airway. Dr. Dhupa will decide tomorrow morning if she is ready to have the breathing tube removed. They do not want to take it out and then have to put it back in, as it can cause irritation and even damage.
Fran is fairly conscious some of the time and is starting to open her eyes. Even at this level, her personality is there.
Hoping for good news tomorrow.