Gabrielle Giffords To Move To Facility Specializing In Rehab
The Congresswoman’s miraculous recovery continues.
The plan now is to move her to Houston.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to be released from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital Friday just less than two weeks after she suffered a gunshot wound to her head, her office said today.
She will be moved from the University Medical Center to Houston’s TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation hospital, which specializes in helping people recover from brain injuries.
“The congresswoman’s family wants to ensure she receives the best rehabilitative care possible for her type of serious penetrating brain injury,” said Dr. Michael Lemole, one of the congresswoman’s neurosurgeons at UMC.
And about her progress so far…
Giffords’s mother told family and friends in a Tuesday e-mail that the congresswoman has expressed “higher levels of comprehension and complex actions,” including looking through photos on her husband’s iPhone, The New York Times reported.
Truly fantastic news.
More as it develops…