“Just 12 days after she was shot in the head, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords can stand with assistance, has tried to speak and is using an iPad, doctors and her husband said on Thursday,” Brad Poole reports for Reuters.
“‘She is beginning to stand with assistance, she is scrolling through an iPad — these are all fantastic advances for her. They do show higher cognitive function,’ Dr. Michael Lemole, chief of neurology at UMC told reporters,” Poole reports. “‘But I do want to caution … that she has a long road ahead of her,’ he added.”
Poole reports, “Giffords’ husband, astronaut and shuttle commander Mark Kelly, said at the news conference he is confident his wife ultimately will ‘make a full recovery… I’ve told her that she’ll be walking and talking in two months. You’ll see her walking through the front door of this building.'”
“Dr. Peter Rhee, the hospital’s trauma medical director, was vague when asked how much Giffords is believed to know about the circumstances of the shooting,” Poole reports. “He said she has not been told much about the attack and doctors are unsure what if anything she remembers of the incident.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Get well soon, Representative Giffords!