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    Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    One of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' doctors declared Tuesday she has "a 101 percent chance of surviving," as she made more progress, moving both arms and breathing on her own for the first time — just three days after a bullet shot through her brain. Doctors emphasize she is in for a long recovery, and her neurosurgeon repeated his cautionary phrase of "she's holding her own."
    This sort of thing makes me feel good inside. Now if we could just see Loughner on death row
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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    Fantastic news. Glad to hear it seems as though she will make a recovery.

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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    She is remarkably blessed to have survived such a critical wound. I hope she recovers fully.

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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    She is remarkably blessed to have survived such a critical wound. I hope she recovers fully.
    let her throw the switch on that scumbag



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    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    I wouldn't want a doc with those mathematical skillz.
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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    this is super exciting, america is thrilled with her positive prognosis

    can you foresee the day when she's back on the house floor speaking from the well?

    THAT is gonna be one absolutely MARVELOUS day!

    gabby giffords is a very impressive person, i had her on my list from the beginning, we were gonna take her seat, she was very vulnerable, she was the third arizonan on the lists of people like me, old bull grijalva (who asked america to boycott his state) was #4, my side took out ann kirkpatrick and harry mitchell, #'s 1 and 2, and we almost stole ms giffords' seat, she won narrowly, but she won

    pray for her continued improvement, pray for the other victims and all the families

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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

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    This sort of thing makes me feel good inside. Now if we could just see Loughner on death row
    Congrats on one of the best Liberal posts I have seen.

    Sorry to say that bleeding heart idiots have protested the death penalty to the point where it's pretty much useless because it takes forever to implement if it ever happens at all.

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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    today:

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is communicating through facial expressions and gestures, but is unable to speak in complete sentences, her chief of staff told The Arizona Republic in a rare discussion of the Arizona Democrat’s condition. Five months after Giffords, 41, was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket, chief of staff Pia Carusone said the third-term congresswoman is not close to being healthy enough to return to Congress and said the only timetable for determining if she’ll seek re-election is Arizona’s May 2012 filing deadline.

    “Short of that, we’d love to know today what her life will be, what her quality of life will be, which will determine whether she’ll be able to run for office and all sorts of other things involving her life. But we just don’t know yet,” Carusone told the paper.

    Carusone said Giffords struggles to speak. “We do a lot of inferring with her because her communication skills have been impacted the most,” Carusone said. “If you think of it as someone who is able to communicate with you clearly, it is easy to test them. You can ask them a series of questions, and you can get clear answers back. Whereas with Gabby, what we’ve been able to infer and what we believe is that her comprehension is very good. I don’t know about percentage-wise or not, but it’s close to normal, if not normal.”

    Carusone said Gifford relies on nonverbal means of communicating. “She is borrowing upon other ways of communicating,” Carusone said. “Her words are back more and more now, but she’s still using facial expressions as a way to express. Pointing. Gesturing. Add it all together, and she’s able to express the basics of what she wants or needs. But, when it comes to a bigger and more complex thought that requires words, that’s where she’s had the trouble.”

    Doctors have been unable to determine the full extent of the damage done to Giffords’s brain, Carusone said, because bullet shards lodged in her brain prevent her from undergoing an MRI examination. Carusone said doctors remain optimistic about Giffords’s progress, but warned that her condition is now far from her normal condition before the shooting.

    “She’s living. She’s alive,” Carusone said. “But if she were to plateau today, and this was as far as she gets, it would not be nearly the quality of life she had before. There’s no comparison. All that we can hope for is that she won’t plateau today and that she’ll keep going and that when she does plateau, it will be at a place far away from here.”
    Aide: Gabrielle Giffords struggles to communicate - Reid J. Epstein - POLITICO.com

    pray for congresswoman gabby giffords, pray for her family, friends and fellows

    pray for the 5 innocents killed that dreadful day and the 13 wounded, pray for all their people

    and if your spirit can encompass it, pray for the shooter and all of his

    too many americans, especially our media, appear to have forgotten that tragic event in tucson on january 8

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    Re: Giffords moves arms, survival odds at '101 pct'

    My god, the gunshot wound has made her immortal!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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