Former president of the United States (US) Bill Clinton was rushed to a hospital in California on Thursday.
Why was Bill Clinton hospitalised?
According to reports, the US’ 42nd president was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Centre’s intensive care unit after a urinary tract infection spread to his bloodstream.
Clinton was with his wife and presidential runner-up Hilary in California to attend a series of events held by his foundation this week. A Clinton spokesperson told CNN that the former head of state was rushed to hospital after he experienced bouts of fatigue.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care,” Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Urena revealed.
What’s the latest on Clinton’s condition?
On Friday, it was reported that the former president was in good spirits and according to Urena, he was “on the mend.”
Doctors treating Clinton revealed in a joint statement that antibiotics and other medicinal fluids were administered through IV pipes to prevent the sepsis infection from spreading further into his bloodstream.
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well. We hope to have him go home soon,” Dr Alpesh Amin, chair of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Centre, and Dr Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal primary physician, explained.
The IV antibiotic treatment is, according to the doctors, going to be retired on Friday and if all signs are good, Clinton will be placed on oral treatment, with a high likelihood that he may be discharged before the end of the weekend.