Congresswoman Giffords Surgery
January 17, 2011 by USA Post
They said there were no complications of surgery and Ms. Giffords is improving to the point where she could give her husband a pat on the back.
Dr. Randall Friese said astronaut Mark Kelly also told the doctors he saw Ms. Giffords smile. The doctor said sometimes people see what they want, but that “if,” he said, she smiled, I buy it. ”
Ms. Giffords still cannot speak because a tracheotomy does the breathing tube could be removed from his mouth.
Dr. Michael Lemole said the eye surgery involved an incision above the eyebrows; remove bone chips for pressure relief and reconstruction of the roof of the socket.
Ms. Giffords responded from the moment she arrived at the emergency room about to be empty after shooting in January in the head Jan. 8 outside a store in Tucson, Arizona.
At first, she shook the hand of a doctor, and then she raised two fingers. She opened her eyes unbandaged shortly after the visit to the bedside of President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
Then, more steps – who were all doctors said that indicative of higher cognitive function – were met, all with her husband at her side.
Mr. Kelly asked him to give it thumbs up if she could hear. It does more than that. She slowly raised his left arm. At the end of the week she had moved her legs and arms.
Ms. Giffords and 18 others were killed when a gunman-opened fire during a meeting-and-greet hosted it outside a supermarket in her hometown. Six people died.
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