Well we don’t know about you but we’re certainly breathing a sigh of relief that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from the hospital following a potentially serious blood clot. Left untreated, the clot could have resulted in a brain hemorrhage or stroke.
The New York Times reports:
Mrs. Clinton, 65, was admitted to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital on Sunday after a scan discovered the blood clot. The scan was part of her follow-up care for a concussion she sustained more than two weeks earlier, when she fainted and fell, striking her head. According to the State Department, the fainting was caused by dehydration, brought on by a stomach virus. The concussion was diagnosed on Dec. 13, though the fall had occurred earlier that week.
The Times also provided this admittedly adorable diagram of Mrs. Clinton’s condition, ponytail and all.
Hills was seen leaving the hospital Wednesday evening with husband Bill in tow and on the arm of their daughter, Chelsea, who posted this message to her Facebook:
Grateful my Mom has been discharged from the hospital and is heading home. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center for taking great care of her!
“Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery,” Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton, said in a statement.
With only a few weeks remaining in her Secretaryship, Reines also noted that Mrs. Clinton is “eager” to get back to work–which could involve testifying before the House and Senate about the Benghazi attacks, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
She had previously missed a hearing in December due to her illness.