The road to recovery for Rep. Steve Scalise has not been an easy one. On Thursday, the Louisiana Republican emerged from yet another surgery, and his doctors were immediately left shaken by one detail.
Scalise was shot in the hip last month when a crazed gunman opened fire on GOP lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game at a field in Arlington, Virginia. The bullet tore through blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, leaving him with several serious injuries. He was among four others who were injured before Capitol Police opened fire on the assailant, killing him.
According to Sarah Palin, Scalise has already required a number of surgeries, but it appeared as though his condition was improving. He was moved out of the intensive care unit, and his condition was listed as fair. This week, however, things took a turn for the worse with the congressman’s health.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center issued a statement late on Wednesday saying that Scalise had undergone surgery for “the management of infection” and was subsequently placed back into the intensive care unit. Additionally, his condition had been downgraded from fair to serious.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has undergone surgery for “the management of infection” and remains in serious condition.
That’s the word Thursday from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where the Louisiana congressman has been since he was grievously wounded last month when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice.
The hospital says Scalise tolerated the surgery well. It had issued a statement late Wednesday saying Scalise had been readmitted to the intensive care unit and had downgraded his condition from fair to serious. [Source: AP]
If you’re like us, you believe in the power of prayer. Rep. Scalise and his family need all of the prayers they can get right now as the congressman struggles to regain his health. With the right amount of skilled medical help, coupled with God’s divine intervention, Scalise will ultimately recover and return to defending our conservative principles on Capitol Hill, where he is sorely needed.