Doc: Giffords ‘even more alert today’
A day after she arrived at Texas Medical Center in Houston to begin rehabilitation, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was continuing to progress and was “even more alert today,” her chief physician said Saturday.
Gerard Francisco said the Arizona congresswoman did not speak or make any sounds when he examined her on Saturday. That could be because Giffords still has a breathing tube.
Francisco said it is too soon to say whether she can or will be able to talk.
Giffords was shot two weeks ago while meeting with constituents in Tucson.