Giffords still in ICU, surprising doctors at Texas hospital
January 23rd, 2011
11:33 AM ET

Giffords still in ICU, surprising doctors at Texas hospital

Doctors at the Houston, Texas, hospital where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred said that while she remains in intensive care, she has surprised them with the progress she has already made.

Giffords, 40, who was shot in the head at a public event in Arizona on January 8, was transferred Friday to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. It was thought the congresswoman would begin rehabilitation at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Hermann, but officials said that she was taken instead to the hospital's trauma center for evaluation and treatment.

"She's not quite ready for rehabilitation yet," Dr. Dong Kim of Memorial Hermann told reporters Friday. Kim would not elaborate, but another doctor, John Holcomb, said later in the day that Giffords has fluid on her brain.

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  1. psyfrk

    My wife was life-flighted to this hospital from a severe car wreck. Numerous broken bones and a cracked skull. These people are amazing and this trauma center is one of the best in the world. She's in the best hands available. Godspeed.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gary

    How is your wife doing? Hope all is better in 2011 for you and your family.

    January 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |