Former President Clinton will remain hospitalized in Orange County on Friday with an infection unrelated to the coronavirus and recovering, according to a spokesman and two of his doctors.
“He is on the mend, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who take excellent care of him,” said spokesman Angel Ureña.
Clinton, 75, was in the area for a private reception and dinner for the Clinton Foundation nonprofit, a counselor said when reporting fatigue Tuesday after meeting friends in Orange County. He was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center that evening. The former president had a urological infection that turned into a blood infection common in the elderly, the adviser said.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn’t in California when her husband was hospitalized, but she flew over here and attended the founding event on Thursday and then joined the former president, according to a person who was on the former First’s schedule Lady was familiar.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves UC Irvine Medical Center Thursday after visiting her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection but he was “on the mend,” his spokesman said.
Clinton’s vital signs are stable. According to a source familiar with the situation, he will likely be given intravenous antibiotics and fluids by Friday, at which time he is expected to be given oral medication. It is unclear when he will be released.
“We hope he’s going home soon,” says Dr. This is what Alpesh Amin from UC Irvine and Lisa Bardack from New York said in a joint statement.
Speaking at a Connecticut daycare center, President Biden said Clinton “seems to be fine, God willing,” before speaking to the former president on Friday afternoon by phone.
“President Biden and President Clinton look forward to seeing each other again soon. President Biden wishes President Clinton a speedy recovery, “said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.
The Clinton Foundation sent emails to former President White House members, staff, and campaigns to reassure them that Clinton is recovering well.
“We know everyone is sending their best wishes to the President, Secretary Clinton, and [their daughter] Chelsea and the rest of the Clinton family, ”wrote Foundation Managing Director Stephanie Streett and CEO Kevin Thurm on Thursday evening.
Clinton has a history of health problems: struggling with his weight and high cholesterol, a benign cyst that was removed from his chest in 1995, and a precancerous condition that was removed from his nose the following year.
The former McDonald’s fan who went almost vegan underwent successful quadruple coronary bypass surgery in 2004 when an angiogram revealed significant blockage of the large blood vessels leading to his heart after Clinton complained of chest pain and shortness of breath.
Long-time Clinton confidante James Carville noted at the time that Clinton had to make major changes to his diet: “Now I suspect that if he tries to order a burger and fries on the way, someone will no doubt whistle him Hillary and Chelsea.”
In 2010, Clinton had chest discomfort that resulted in two stents being inserted into his arteries.
The former Arkansas governor served two terms in the White House from 1993 to 2001.