Hillary Clinton Recuperating at Home
The state of the Secretary of State has improved.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was discharged from New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday after checking in on Sunday for treatment of a blood clot in a vein in her head.
News photos showed the secretary, 65, leaving the facility with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea. It is reported that she is now resting at the Clinton home in Chappaqua, N.Y.
“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 the secretary, said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton Tweeted, “Thank you to the doctors, nurses & staff at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center for taking great care of my Mom.”
The New York Times quotes Dr. David J. Langer, a brain surgeon and associate professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine – and who is not involved in Clinton’s treatment – as saying she will require close monitoring in the coming months to ensure she is on the proper doses of blood thinners and that the clot is not growing.
The blood clot was found in the space between her brain and skull behind the right ear during an exam related to a concussion Clinton sustained during a fall earlier last month in her Washington, D.C., home.
The series of health setbacks prevented Clinton from appearing at a Congress probe about the State Department’s handling of the fatal attack on an American mission in Libya or attending President Obama’s announcement that Senator John Kerry is his pick to serve as her successor when she soon steps down from her cabinet post.