Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Pope Being Fed Through a Tube

Appears at window but once again an attempt to speak is muted.

From CNN.com - Pope being fed through a tube - Mar 30, 2005:

"Pope John Paul II is being fed through a nasal tube in an effort to boost his calorie intake, the Vatican says.

'To improve his calorific intake and promote an efficient recovery of his strength, nutrition via the positioning of a nasal-gastric tube has begun,' Joaquin Navarro-Valls said in a statement released Wednesday.

The pope underwent a tracheotomy on February 24 and still has a tube inserted in his windpipe to help his breathing.

Earlier Wednesday the pope appeared at his studio window and blessed the thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square."