Contact Us

UPDATE : Giffords Breathing On Her Own

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Giffords’ and all of the other victims in this tragedy.

Just days after being shot the head, doctors say Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own.

Dr. Michael LeMole, chief of neurosurgery at University Medical Center in Tucson, said Tuesday during a press conference that they’ve left a breathing tube in Giffords to protect her airway, but the congresswoman is drawing breaths on her own. She’s alert and responding to doctors.

“I’m happy to say that she’s holding her own, her status is the same as it was yesterday; she’s still following those simple commands,” LeMole said. “We’ve been able to back off on some of that sedation and in fact, she’s able to generate her own breaths; she’s breathing on her own. In fact the only reason we keep that breathing tube in is to protect her airway so that she doesn’t have complications like pneumonia.”

Six people are still hospitalized after the shooting Saturday at a Safeway supermarket in Tucson. The attack killed six and injured 14 others.

More From Voice Of Amarillo

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!