More slow progress. The pulmonary doc said he was finally confident of Fran's breathing. Her white cell count is OK and she has no fever so the upper respiratory infection seems to have abated. More of her speech is now audible. However, she did not pass the swallow test. She was tired today, and is very anxious to get some real food and drink. She is now getting brief physical therapy.
Hopefully tomorrow we can spring her from the ICU.