The chief medical officer at TIRR (teer) Memorial Hermann says, "She will keep us busy, and we will keep her busy as well."
Giffords will be scrutinized by physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists and psychologists to pin down the extent of her injuries from the gunshot wound to her head. She's moving both arms and legs, but it's uncertain how much strength she has on her right side, or whether her right leg can support her weight.
Giffords will remain hospitalized until she no longer needs 24-hour medical care. The average is one to two months. Then she'll continue rehab as an outpatient.