UPDATE: What I failed to highlight in the Politico piece that I link to below is the fact that it begins by stating the Giffords ASKED for toast. With her brain and her voice. The same brain that Loughner put a bullet through it about ONE MONTH AGO. The report was confirmed by her chief of staff.
Wow. If that doesn’t blow your mind, I don’t know what would.
Thank goodness NPR keeps doing these updates or I wouldn’t hear anything about her recovery:
Astronaut Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, reported on the congresswoman’s Facebook page yesterday that “the doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren’t kidding when they say this is a marathon process. There are encouraging signs everyday though. Gabby’s appetite is back and — even though it’s hospital food — she’s enjoying three meals a day.”
NPR also links to this Politico update, which is mainly about how Giffords’ staff has managed in the wake of the failed assassination attempt on her life.
And in case you missed the news, Giffords’ husband will command the (probable) final space shuttle mission later this year.