Former President Bill Clinton Remains Hospitalized While Recovering From Infection.

Former%20President%20Bill%20Clinton%20Remains%20Hospitalized%20While%20Recovering%20From%20Infection.
source: reuters.com

The former president's spokesman, Angel Ureña, reported that he is in good spirits while receiving intravenous treatment.

Former US President Bill Clinton, 75, spent another night in the hospital while recovering from an infection that landed him in the nursing room of a health center on Tuesday.

All health indicators are in the right direction, including the number of white blood cells, which has dropped significantly. Unfortunately, to receive more antibiotics intravenously, he will stay another night in the hospital," Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña tweeted in a statement on Friday.

The former president was admitted to the Irvine Medical Center in California late Tuesday.

He treated an infection not related to covid. Ureña reported Thursday that he is recovering and in good health.

Doctors said the former president, who ruled the United States between 1993 and 2001, was admitted Tuesday and "reacted well to treatments" of intravenous antibiotics. They added that they expected him to return quickly to his home in New York state.

According to CNN, Clinton had already been treated for a urinary tract infection that spread to the blood system, causing septicemia.

Septicemia is an extreme bodily reaction to an infection that affects nearly two million people each year in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Clinton had traveled to California for an event related to her founding. He began to feel fatigued on Tuesday and was taken to the hospital, where they ruled out heart problems or covid.

US media images showed his wife Hillary, a former presidential candidate, entering the medical center with her secretary Huma Abedin.

The medical report disclosed by Ureña explains that "he was admitted to monitoring him closely" and that they administered antibiotics and fluids intravenously.

"After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is declining, and he is responding well to antibiotics," according to a text signed by doctors Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack.

Doctors maintain contact with Clinton's medical team, including her cardiologist, they added.

President Joe Biden said Friday that he had spoken with Clinton by phone. "I know you have been asking about President Clinton. We have exchanged calls. He seems to be, God willing, improving," he told reporters.

On the outskirts of the medical center this Friday, there were journalists and a small police service.

Clinton's team stressed that the former president "is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses, and all the medical staff who offer him excellent care."

HEART PROBLEMS

Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, was elected at the age of 46 and became the third youngest president.

In 2004, at age 58, he underwent four coronary bypasses to free up four blocked arteries. Six years later, he underwent heart surgery at Columbia University Hospital again after suffering from chest pain.

According to Alan Schwartz, his surgeon, two endoprostheses were placed, a small tubular structure also known as a 'stent' inserted into the artery to prevent it from clogging.

The former president, reputed to have a weakness for greasy food, turned vegan after his first heart procedure.

In 2010, he explained that this was not a difficult decision. "It's not difficult when you have a quadruple coronary bypass, and you want to live to be a grandfather," he said.

Charismatic and popular, Clinton was the star of the Democratic Party and was well known among world leaders.

Even after the scandal over his affair with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky, he maintained his popularity, which led to an impeachment call for lying during an investigation.

In the following years, Clinton managed to recover and supported his wife Hillary Clinton to build a political career of her own.

In recent years, Bill Clinton has remained at the helm of his nonprofit foundation. In addition, he published an autobiography in 2004 and a book on economics in 2011.

In March of this year, he joined forces with former Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush to promote covid vaccination.

"I want to be able to go back to work and be able to circulate again," said the former president in the announcement that he intended to invite Americans to be immunized against the pandemic that has so far claimed more than 700,000 lives in the country.

More recently, the former president participated in the ceremony for the 20 years of the terrorist attacks of September 11 in New York.