U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana) was re-admitted to the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, just three weeks after being seriously wounded in a shooting that occurred during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise’s condition has been downgraded from “Fair” to “Serious” upon his admission to the ICU.
Update July 6, 2017: Lawmakers Steve Scalise underwent surgery today at MedStar WHC for management of an infection secondary to his gunshot wound of June 14. The hospital reported that Scalise tolerated the procedure well and remains in serious condition.
A statement from the hospital briefly explained Scalise’s change in health status, saying that another update would be forthcoming on July 6, 2017:
“Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6.”
President Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, asking for prayers for Scalise and his family:
The congressman received a gunshot to his hip on June 14, 2017, that necessitated several surgeries to repair. Among the injuries caused by the gunshot were some fractured bones, damage to internal organs and severe bleeding. After arriving at the hospital on June 14 in critical condition, Scalise spent nine days in MedStar’s ICU before being released to another less-restrictive unit in the hospital.
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