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Surgeon says Giffords is 'holding her own'

PHOENIX (AP) - The neurosurgeon treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona says she's "holding her own."

Dr. Michael LeMole of Tucson's University Medical Center tells CBS the congresswoman could be "out of the woods" in the next few days, or possibly a week.

Giffords, who was shot in the head at close range Saturday morning as she met with constituents in Tucson, has responded to some commands.

Six people, including a federal judge, died in the shooting rampage.

Jared Loughner (LAWF'-nuhr) is charged with five federal charges, including one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress. More charges are expected. The 22-year-old is expected in court today.

LeMole says there's no timetable for Giffords' recovery. He says "We don't close the book on recovery for years. So it'll take as long as it takes."


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