Gabor whispered a few words to her husband on Saturday for the first time since undergoing surgery on Monday. Prince Frederic von Anhalt previously described her as unresponsive. He said she was given a transfusion Friday evening.
They're hopeful she'll get to go home by Wednesday.
In 2002, she was partly paralyzed in a car wreck in which her hairdresser was driving and, in 2005, she suffered a stroke.
City News Service contributed to this report.