Over the next twenty minutes Ann gradually becomes low voice responsive and stops shivering. During the same time period Ann's pulse increased to 88 and regular. Her respirations also increased and are now 26 and labored; her lungs sound wet. John tells you Ann is 33 years old and in good health. During a physical exam, you notice that Ann's left ankle is slightly deformed and tender.
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