WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton is “on the mend” after he was hospitalized for a urological infection that developed into a blood infection known as sepsis, according to one of his aides.

The 75-year-old was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center after feeling fatigued Tuesday night, according to the aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss Clinton’s condition. 

The former president is still recovering according to statements from his spokesman and two physicians. 

He was taken to hospital and given IV fluids and antibiotics. According to Dr. Alpesh Amin’s joint statement, Dr. Lisa Bardack released a Thursday statement. “We are hopeful that he will soon return home.” 

After two days of treatment, Clinton’s white-blood count “is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” according to the physicians. According to the doctors, Clinton’s doctors from California have been in contact with New York doctors including his cardioologist. 

Clinton was in Southern California for a Clinton Foundation event for his first trip to the West Coast since coronavirus restrictions have eased, another aide said.According to the aide, the ex-president was seen walking among hospital personnel, reading and texting as well as laughing.

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Former first lady and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exits the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Husband and former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital Tuesday with an infection.

Angel Urena, Clinton’s spokesperson said, “He is in the best of spirits, on the mend and is very thankful to his doctors, nurses and staff for providing excellent care.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines Sepsis as a common infection of the bloodstream. This can result from infections in the skin, lung, or stomach. Clinton was not in septic shock as an affiant clarified. This is a serious condition that can lead to death and causes severe drops in blood pressure. 

In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced a string of health scares. After suffering from prolonged chest pains, shortness of breath and severe breathing difficulties in 2004, he had quadruple bypass surgery. After suffering from a partly collapsed lung, he returned to the hospital in 2005 for quadruple bypass surgery. In 2010, he had a pair stents in his heart.

Clinton, who served two terms in the White House, was equipped with hearing aids and had problems with his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Clinton had a doctor prescribe him a lower cholesterol level and he underwent surgery for the removal of a lesion in his back. 

Contributing: Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY; Associated Press 

Source: USAToday.com

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