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Dozier Responded To Family & Boyfriend

On Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, Russ Mitchell asked Sheila MacVicar about Kimberly Dozier‘s reunion with her parents and boyfriend:

“When Kimberly’s boyfriend Pete walked in to her room in intensive care, spoke to her, Kimberly turned her head towards him, he was able to take one of her hands, feel her squeeze his hand back. Now at that point — Kimberly is sedated, at that point obviously a little more lightly sedated than at other times — she’s responded to her parents, she knows that her family, her boyfriend are here with her in Germany — and Russ, doctors say that is so important in helping her heal.”

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Russ Mitchell: SHEILA, FIRST OF ALL, HOW IS KIMBERLY DOING TONIGHT?
Sheila MacVicar: Well doctors say that she had a pretty good night last night, as you said, she remains in critical condition, but she is stable. Her injuries as classified as very serious.

Mitchell: SHEILA, I KNOW THAT HER PARENTS AND HER BOYFRIEND ARE THERE, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT REUNION?
MacVicar: Well that’s probably the brightest spot of the whole day, when Kimberly’s boyfriend Pete walked in to her room in intensive care, spoke to her, Kimberly turned her head towards him, he was able to take one of her hands, feel her squeeze his hand back. Now at that point – Kimberly is sedated, at that point obviously a little more lightly sedated than at other times – she’s responded to her parents, she knows that her family, her boyfriend are here with her in Germany – and Russ, doctors say that is so important in helping her heal.

Mitchell: THAT IS GREAT NEWS. ANY INDICATION ON WHEN SHE’LL BE ABLE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES FOR MORE TREATMENT?
MacVicar: Well Landstuhl is a kind of transit point. The objective here with the medical staff is to get patients like Kimberly stable enough that they can be returned to the United States. And it’s expected that in the next couple of days Kimberly will be stable, transport will be available, and she’ll return to an appropriate medical facility, make the long journey for recovery at home in the U.S.

Mitchell: SHEILA MACVICAR, IN LANDSTUHL GERMANY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
The same car-bomb that wounded Kimberly killed CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, both British citizens. Today, their bodies were flown from Baghdad to Kuwait, where they were met by member of their families. They, along with friends from CBS, will accompany the caskets — draped in the Union Jack — home to London tomorrow.

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