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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:00 PM
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Giffords recovery dubbed 'miraculous'


http://www.wibw.com/nationalnews/hea...114245894.html

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Today we were getting her out of bed again and we were able to stand with assistance," said Dr. Peter Rhee, Tucson's University Medical Center's trauma chief. "She's got the strength to stand on her own, lift her head up and these ... I see improvements every single day."

Giffords' chief of staff, Pia Carusone, told CNN Wednesday that Giffords had stood Wednesday "with assistance."
Very good to hear to she was able to stand on her own today. It won't be long before she'll be walking under her own power again.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:33 PM
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I've seen no mention of her communicating with anyone, hence I'm very pessimistic, at least near term. I want to hear she's writing notes or answering Yes/No by raising fingers. She's off to a facility in Houston Friday, hopefully they can work the miracle.
Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I wish her the best of luck an continued success.

I don't feel her recovery is an opportunity to take a shot at the democrats or anyone else in my opinion.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:43 PM
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:50 PM
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I really hope she can recover to the point to be a normal functioning citizen again. I have my doubts I just hope I am proven wrong. No one should ever have to go through what this poor lady is going through.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 12:41 AM
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I hope and pray that she makes a full recovery.

While I do not agree with all of her politics, she is a reasonable and decent lady and it makes me sick to think anyone could do such a thing to her.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 01:15 AM
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A little more info here:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...n-houston.html
Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:20 AM
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Quite possible with severe brain injuries like this one that the kindest thing to do would have been to let them die.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Quite possible with severe brain injuries like this one that the kindest thing to do would have been to let them die.
You obviously know absolutely nothing about her, her injuries or medicine in general. Got any other brilliant comments to make??
Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Quite possible with severe brain injuries like this one that the kindest thing to do would have been to let them die.
That sounds kind of like Obama...

Obama to Jane Sturm: Hey, take a pill (1 min 47 sec)
Old Jan 20, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Quite possible with severe brain injuries like this one that the kindest thing to do would have been to let them die.
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You obviously know absolutely nothing about her, her injuries or medicine in general. Got any other brilliant comments to make??
Well to be fair, yes his comment was just about as insensitive as you can possibly be, but there is a small margin of truth to it. I've seen many devastating brain injuries (or in my case, post-brain tumor removal) where the person is just a breathing vegetable since their brain stem is just fine. -Or worse, someone who is coherent enough to know what's going on, but has such deficits that they have zero quality of life.

But at the same time, I've seen some seriously miraculous cases as well. We simply don't know enough about the human brain to know exactly what will happen, and it's always worth trying your best to save the person's life.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 10:49 AM
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By the way, for those that care, chances are she won't be speaking for a long, long time. (if at all ) The bullet she took passed through the left hemisphere of her brain, which controls analytical thinking, as well as the use and understanding of language. She has a long, long road of rehabilitation ahead of her.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Quite possible with severe brain injuries like this one that the kindest thing to do would have been to let them die.
To be honest, I thought that as well at first. Depending how well her recovery goes, it might have been the humane solution. Of coarse this starts all of the ethical and religious arguments.

For me, the issue is quality of life.
Old Jan 20, 2011, 11:41 AM
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I guess most people missed the title of the thread. Thank God no one pulled the plug on her as soon as she arrived at the hospital


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