Sunday, January 9, 2011
What Next For Representative Giffords?
We have learned more about the injury to Rep. Giffords. The bullet entered from the back of the skull on the left side and went straight through to the front remaining on the left side. She was rushed to the operating room and the surgeons removed bone fragments and some brain tissue. Of course the big questions are how do they think she will do will she respond will she return to normal? There is no one who can predict this at this point. What they are trying to do right now is preserve as much brain function as possible. One of the ways they're doing this is by removing part of the skull. This is because when pressure builds the skull won't contain it and lead to brain damage. The representative is in a medical induced coma. Her progress will be measured in weeks months and even years down the road