It’s blood donation time again for all of us who started giving after Gabby Gifford’s shooting. I’ll be giving this morning, and I hope some of you can find the time to do it.
Speaking of Gabby, she’s had a busy week. On Monday, she saw her husband pilot Endeavour into space. On Wednesday, she had her skull repaired with a ceramic plate and a shunt implanted. Surgery went well, and she’s making good progress in rehab:
Giffords is talking, can understand complicated concepts and is able to recognize subtleties in conversation, including sarcastic humor, Carusone said. She understands when people speak to her in Spanish, Carusone said. Giffords was bilingual before the shooting. Giffords’ voice is the same as it was before the shooting, her staff says.
“She understands, if not everything, close to everything,” Carusone said. “For people who know her, she’s a very determined person.”
She’s still having trouble speaking, and with strength her right side, but all in all, it’s a great recovery so far.