An ambulance has taken Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from intensive care to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston after doctors upgraded her condition from serious to good.
Doctors at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital determined Giffords was healthy enough to move to nearby TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she will continue rehab. TIRR stands for The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.
Helicopters buzzed overhead while police stopped traffic and blocked the road as an ambulance took Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, a short way to the facility.
Last week doctors placed a tube in her head to drain excess fluid, saying that Giffords would stay in the ICU until the tube was taken out because of a risk of infection.
Her move Wednesday suggests that the tube might have been removed, which would be another good sign in her recovery.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.