January 14, 2011

Rep Gabrielle Giffords Communicating With Family (VIDEO)

Heartwarming news, as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continues her miraculous medical recovery, as she receives medical treatment in Arizona's best hospital for her head wounds in the horrible shooting incident last weekend.

At first many people did not think she would make it at all, but now she has made it through the first week and continues making amazing progress, now beign able to open her eyes and communicate in limited ways with her family and loved ones.

Said the doctors, who are giving her the most expert medical care anyone could hope for, "It was probably a combination of the unexpected but familiar that prompted her to open her eyes and caused her to look around. That implies that the part of the brain that let lets us awake from sleeping, the arousal center."

Rep Gabrielle Giffords Communicating With Family

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has not only opened her eyes, but she also is communicating with her family, physicians said at a Thursday morning news conference. "Her family has asked her very specific things, and she has used her hand to communicate with them," said Dr. Michael Lemole, a neurosurgeon at Tucson's University Medical Center and one of the surgeons who operated on Giffords after she was shot in the head Saturday morning. That implies that she has a good amount of cognitive functioning.

Rep Gabrielle Giffords Communicating With Family

Posted at January 14, 2011 11:10 AM