Saturday, January 15, 2011

Doctors remove Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's breathing tube

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's breathing tube has been removed her doctors stated today. Doctors at University Medical Center said Rep. Giffords underwent a procedure Saturday morning to have a tracheotomy tube inserted in her windpipe to protect her airways and freeing her from the ventilator. She had been breathing on her own since she was shot in the head Jan. 8, but doctors had left the tube in as a precaution. She also had a feed tube inserted in her today so she could receive nutrition. Rep. Giffords stills remains in critical condition but this is great news!


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