Rep. Grotberg Out of 5-Week Coma, Can Communicate

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Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.) has emerged from a five-week coma, a complication of experimental cancer therapy, and is weakly gesturing to communicate while on a respirator, an aide said today.

"He's still very weak," Grotberg's press secretary, Steve Trossman, said. The congressman, however, "is mouthing words. They can lip-read some words."

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