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Giffords Not Immediately Entering Texas Rehab Hospital

HOUSTON (AP) - Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is now in Houston for rehab, but it's expected to be at least next week before she's moved into a rehabilitation hospital.

Doctors say Giffords will be in ICU at Texas Medical Center for the time being. She has a drain in her brain because of a fluid buildup and still faces the risk of infection. Parts of her skull
were removed after she was shot almost two weeks ago, and she's still wearing a specially made helmet to protect her brain.

Giffords is making progress every day, but doctors warn she has a long road to recovery. They're not sure what, if any, disability she will have. 

She moves her lips, but it's not clear if she's mouthing words, nor how much she's able to see. Her flight today from Tucson went smoothly.

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