Former President Bill Clinton expects to be discharged from hospital on Sunday

Former President Bill Clinton at funeral services for Elijah Cummings, Oct. 25, 2019, in Maryland.

Former President Bill Clinton at funeral services for Elijah Cummings, Oct. 25, 2019, in Maryland.

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WASHINGTON – Former President of the United States Bill clinton He is making “excellent progress” in his recovery from the infection for which he was hospitalized on Tuesday, and expects to be discharged this Sunday, according to his spokesman, Ángel Ureña.

“Former President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress in the last 24 hours,” his spokesman wrote this Saturday afternoon in a statement posted on his official Twitter account.

“He will continue (admitted) tonight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center to continue receiving intravenous antibiotics before being discharged, we hope tomorrow,” added Ureña.

Clinton, The 75-year-old is “looking forward to coming home very soon,” has a good mood and has spent hours with his family, catching up on the lives of his friends and “watching college football” on television, he explained. the spokesperson.

The ex-president was ingRested Tuesday at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, because a urinary tract infection leading to a blood infection known as sepsis, their doctors reported to various media.

The former president’s spokesman did not confirm the news of his hospital admission until Thursday night, a fact that set off alarms about his state of health, since Clinton you have suffered from various heart problems in the past.

In 2004 he underwent a quadruple bypass and in 2010 another cardiovascular surgery, but doctors explained to CNN that the current admission had nothing to do with any heart problem.

According to the team at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, Clinton is in the intensive care unit for “security and privacy” reasons.

The doctors who are treating Clinton, Lisa Bardack and Alpesh Amin, detailed this Thursday that “after two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is decreasing and he is responding well to antibiotics” and fluids that were administered “intravenously.”

Clinton He resides in New York, but on Tuesday he traveled to California to participate in a private event with his wife and former presidential candidate. Hillary clinton.

Once there, he began to feel nauseous and dizzy, so he went to the hospital and was admitted that same day.

Hillary clintonFor his part, he attended the aforementioned private event on behalf of the couple and later went to the hospital early on Friday.

The president of United States, Joe biden, phoned Clinton on Friday and wished him a “speedy recovery,” the White House reported.

Clinton is one of four living former presidents of the United States, along with Donald trump (2017-2021), Barack Obama (2009-2017), George W. Bush (2001-2009) and Jimmy Carter (1977-1981).

The latter is, at 97 years old, the longest-lived president in the history of the United States.


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