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Mother Teresa Gains Strength, But Is Still Not Out Of Danger

Mother Teresa sat up in bed and showed other signs of recovery Monday following six days of treatment in a Calcutta hospital for a faltering heart and lung infection.

“We are very hopeful, though she is still not out of danger,” said Dr. Sandeep Lahiri, who is part of a team of six physicians treating the ailing Catholic nun.

Mother Teresa found the strength to gather herself up in bed for a few minutes and to scribble a note saying: “I want to see sisters.”

Over the weekend, her condition stabilized, but her heartbeat remained irregular and she was required to be on a respirator. By Monday evening, doctors had cut her time on the respirator to about half, said J.C. Ghosh, a cardiologist at the Woodlands Nursing Home in Calcutta.