Former President Bill Clinton is reportedly “on the mend” after undergoing treatment for sepsis.
Former President Clinton resides in New York State. This led to questions about his hospitalization 5,000 miles away from home for a serious blood infection. Clinton had been in California to attend a private function for his foundation, when he began complaining of fatigue. He underwent testing and was eventually admitted to the hospital.
“He was admitted to the ICU for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” according to a joint statement Thursday evening from Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center, and Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal primary physician. According to them, Clinton was admitted to the ICU out of safety and privacy and not because he requires intensive care.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave a brief update on the former president’s condition. Gupta attempted to act straight after the beating by Joe Rogan. We are discussing a former Democrat president as opposed to a populist streaming host, after all – but Gupta still played word games by calling the condition a “blood infection” instead of “sepsis.”
“What they think is going on with the president, the former president now is a blood infection,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on-air. “This is an infection that is now being treated with IV antibiotics.”
“Seems to be in good spirits,” Gupta added. “He’ll remain in the hospital for at least another day, and at that point they’re going to reassess, but it is possible… that he could be released from the hospital tomorrow.”
A 75-year-old man is allowed to have any medical condition. Clinton is blessed to receive the very best medical care.
The former President’s doctors said urologic infections are very common in older people, and they are easily treated, although they can quickly spread to the bloodstream. Clinton will continue to receive intravenous antibiotics through Friday. After that, he may switch to oral antibiotics. According to doctors, his vitals are in good condition.
Clinton, 75, was a quadruple bypass cardiac surgeon who had a heart procedure in 2004, and two stents were placed in one artery to close the other in 2010. His doctors said that his hospitalization was not related to Covid-19 or heart disease.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece was edited post-publication for clarity.)