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I was looking at the bag of chips that Elizabeth just opened.  Instead of it being opened carefully, it kind of looked like a game of tug-of-war had been played with it.   My guess is that she was in a hurry as she opened it and did not correctly gauge her strength as she opened the bag.

Because that is something that takes thought for people affected by 

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I asked Elizabeth to open her mouth so I could check her throat.

So she did, about ¼ of an inch.

I then asked again.

And again it was the same but she was getting irritated now.

And truthfully so was I.  Not because she would not open her mouth.  Ok, maybe a little bit because of that.  But mostly, because she was obviously in some kind of pain as she would not even swallow water.

So I then told her why I needed her to open her mouth, I got my tongue depressor out. Got my flashlight out.  She opened her mouth, I went to insert the tongue depressor….still okay and then the light was not bright enough.  

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