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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mother Teresa Better

CALCUTTA () -- Mother Teresa scribbled notes to doctors and well-wishers Monday as she slowly gathered strength in her fight against malaria and a faltering heart, doctors said.

"She is a shade better compared to yesterday," Dr. S.K. Sen said at Calcutta's Woodlands Nursing Home where the 85-year-old Roman Catholic nun has been under treatment since last Tuesday.

Sen said Mother Teresa, who cannot speak because a tube has been inserted in her throat, was feeling well enough to scribble short letters and answer questions in writing.