Officials at University Medical Center in Tucson say her progress in increasingly evident. Yesterday, she managed to stand up with assistance and look out the window of her hospital room.
Mark Kelly says doctors have stabilized his wife to the point that she's ready to move to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, where he lives and works as an astronaut. The move could come as early as tomorrow.
It's unclear if Giffords is able to speak or how well she can see. And while she is moving both arms and legs, it's uncertain how much strength she has on her right side. Medical experts say her rehabilitation likely will involve relearning how to think and plan.
Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in Tucson has indicted Jared Loughner (LAWF'-nur) for attempting to assassinate Giffords and trying to kill two of her aides. Additional charges are expected. Giffords and 18 other people were shot in the attack. Six were killed.