After having shown improvement for the past few weeks U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) has been re-admitted into an intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
One of five people wounded when crazed Bernie Sanders supporting gunman James Hodgkinson went hunting Republicans at a GOP baseball practice on June 14, Representative Scalise was shot in the hip and torso area and reportedly was leaving a trail of blood as he attempted to drag his body off the field and to safety during the attack.
The path to improvement for individuals in intensive care is typically an upgrading from ‘critical’ to ‘serious’ to ‘fair’ to ‘stable’ condition. Days ago doctors were considering Scalise’s condition to be ‘fair’ but have now downgraded him to ‘serious’ and moved him back into the facility’s intensive care unit.
From Fox News’ report:“Doctors at the hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has been recovering from a gunshot wound downgraded his condition from “fair” to “serious” Wednesday after he contracted an infection.
In a statement, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise had been re-admitted to the intensive care unit. The hospital added that it would provide another update Thursday.
Scalise and four others were hurt when a gunman opened fire on a GOP baseball practice in Virginia on June 14. The gunman, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by Capitol police.The congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs. He has undergone several surgeries.
Sources told Fox News that doctors had anticipated that Scalise would suffer an infection related to the shooting. Sources close to the congressman indicated that they had been told from the start that the Louisianan’s recovery would have ups and downs. “
Scalise’s congressional comrades took to Twitter to offer support and prayers:
Thoughts are with @SteveScalise family tonight as my friend Steve is readmitted to ICU. Steve, we are all praying for you. Get well soon.
— Jason Lewis (@RepJasonLewis) July 6, 2017
— Lynn Jenkins (@RepLynnJenkins) July 6, 2017
— Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) July 6, 2017
“And fellow Republican congressman Phil Roe, who represents Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District, had told ABC affiliate WJHL earlier this week, “He’s had a very, very serious injury. He’s just out of bed. He’s not able to eat yet, but he is getting better.”
Those comments were made prior to Scalise’s change in condition.”
Prayers for Rep. Scalise and his family please.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]