The tube draining excess fluid in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' brain was removed on Wednesday, and doctors say she's ready to begin rehab. Medical staff at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital said this was more good news for the congresswoman, who has been on a steady recovery path since arriving in Houston on Friday. With the removal of the catheter, Giffords is now ready to begin a full rehabilitation program. We may soon hear the congresswoman's voice, too: Doctors plan to insert a speaking valve in her breathing tube to help her talk.
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