Former US President Bill Clinton will remain overnight in a Southern California hospital following a urological infection, but he has continued to make ‘excellent progress’ and is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.
The news comes after Hillary Clinton and the couple’s daughter Chelsea arrived to visit the ex-president at the hospital on Saturday as he recovers – and Joe Biden said the former president is ‘doing fine’ and ‘will be out soon’.
Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena said the former president was doing well.
‘He is in great spirits and has been spending time with family, catching up with friends, and watching college football,’ Urena said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Hillary and Bill’s daughter Chelsea Clinton, 41, arrived at the University of California Irvine Medical Center this morning.
Hillary, donning a black and white tunic, headband, face mask and sunglasses carried a coffee as she walked into the hospital alongside Chelsea, who wore jeans, a jacket and baseball cap and held onto her husband Marc Mezvinsky’s arm.
Bill, 75, was admitted into the hospital on Tuesday after a urological infection developed into sepsis, a life-threating reaction to an infection.
Former US President Bill Clinton will remain overnight in a Southern California hospital following a urological infection, but he has continued to make ‘excellent progress’ and is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesman said in a statement on Saturday
Hillary (far right), Chelsea Clinton (center) and her husband Marc Mezvinsky (far left) were pictured visiting Bill at the hospital on his fifth day there suffering sepsis
Hillary was pictured visiting Bill after he was admitted on Tuesday when a urological infection developed into sepsis, a life-threating reaction to an infection
Hillary, 41, donning a black and white tunic, headband, face mask and sunglasses carried a coffee as she walked into the University of California Irvine Medical Center this morning
Bill’s doctors said that the urinary tract infection developed into a condition known as urosepsis.
His spokesman Angel Urena said on Friday night that Bill had to spend yet another night in the hospital to receive intra-venous antibiotics for the infection, which was unrelated to Covid-19.
Biden remarked while at the University of Connecticut on Friday that he had spoken to Bill. ‘Oh, I wanted to see how he was doing… I’ve been trying to get a hold of him. He’s doing fine, he really is.’
Biden added: ‘He’s not in any serious condition.
‘He is getting out shortly, as I understand it. Whether that’s tomorrow or the next day, I don’t know.’
Hillary and Bill’s daughter Chelsea Clinton (right), 41, went to visit her father wearing jeans, a jacket and a baseball cap as she held onto her husband Marc Mezvinsky’s (left) arm
Biden remarked while at the University of Connecticut on Friday that he had spoken to Clinton. ‘Oh, I wanted to see how he was doing… I’ve been trying to get a hold of him. He’s doing fine, he really is’
Hillary was first pictured visiting her husband on Thursday after the news of his hospitalization broke. Bill has reportedly been talking to friends and family, and even walking around, since
Bill could reportedly be released onto a regiment of oral antibiotics at home as early as this weekend.
Bill’s spokesperson Angel Urena assured Friday that the former president was ‘on the mend’
Biden also noted that he hasn’t seen Bill in a while and plans to ‘have some lunch’ with him in the near future, when he’s fully recovered.
The blood infection that forced the former president to be hospitalized on Tuesday was reportedly caused by the bacteria known as E Coli, his doctors confirmed on Friday morning.
Urena noted that the 75-year-old’s white blood count was high but has since decreased, indicating that ‘all health indicators are trending in the right direction’.
‘President Clinton continues to be in excellent spirits, and is deeply grateful for the outstanding care he is receiving and the well wishes that people have sent from across America and around the world,’ Urena added.
Hillary’s longtime confidante Huma Abedin (pictured) was seen on Friday morning arriving at the hospital where Bill was being treated alongside Hillary Clinton
Hillary visited her husband again on Friday night and was pictured on her phone while leaving the medical center
Hillary was seen walking out of the California medical unit last night after visiting her husband for the second time in one day. Bill had to stay at the hospital another night to receive intra-venous antibiotics for the infection, which was unrelated to Covid-19
Hillary left in a car alongside Abedin a day after the news of Bill’s hospitalization broke
Hillary’s car departed after she visited her husband, who reportedly ‘started to feel light headed, nausea, vomiting and was brought to a hospital’ when he fell ill on Tuesday
Bill, who had a quadruple heart bypass in 2004, was in Southern California for a ‘series of events’ when he fell ill, CBS medical contributor Dr David Agus said.
‘At the first event he started to feel light headed, nausea, vomiting and was brought to a hospital,’ doctors told him.
‘At that hospital he was found to have an infection in his blood and they did a CAT scan, looked over his body and even his brain. And the infection source was found to be the urine.
‘The bacteria that grew out was called E Coli, and he was put on what we call a broad spectrum antibiotics,’ the doctor explained.
But he has been talking to staff and family, and walking around, it was reported.
Hillary visited her husband on Thursday and Friday, too – both times alongside her longtime confidante Huma Abedin.
On Friday morning Hillary and Abedin, who was married to disgraced New York lawmaker Anthony Weiner, checked in on Bill.
Abedin was with Hillary then, too, and wore a dress and black blazer alongside the former first lady, who wore a grey jacket, black pants and kitten heels
Hillary visited her sick husband on Thursday, too, which is when she was first pictured leaving the hospital
Hillary was pictured arriving at the hospital late on Thursday evening with a security detail
The former first lady was pictured in a blue dress, flanked by security guards, as she entered the hospital while a masked Abedin wore blue jeans and a floral blouse.
Later that night a somber-looking Hillary was pictured entering the unit to visit Bill for the second time that day before being driven away in the back of a car. Abedin was also seen in the backseat of the car.
Hillary reportedly represented them both at a previously-scheduled event in Southern California before arriving at the medical center.
She was first pictured visiting her husband on Thursday night as news of the former President’s hospitalization broke.
Abedin was with her then, too, and wore a dress and black blazer alongside Hillary, who wore a grey jacket, black pants and kitten heels.
The exterior of University of California Irvine Medical Center on Friday morning, where Bill Clinton is reportedly being treated for sepsis caused by E Coli. He’s apparently doing ‘dramatically’ better and could be released as early asthis weekend
The silent killer: Everything you need to know about sepsis
The life-threatening condition strikes when an infection triggers a violent immune response, in which the body attacks its own organs.
It can happen as a result of any type of infection, whether caused by a virus, bacteria or fungus.
Sepsis may progress to septic shock, a dramatic drop in blood pressure that can lead to severe organ damage and death.
If caught early, the infection can be controlled by antibiotics before the body goes into overdrive.
More than 11million people around the world – including 45,000 in the UK and 270,000 in the US – die of sepsis ever year, data suggests.
It means the illness, which is known as the ‘silent killer’, claims more lives than smoking and pollution.
But the early symptoms of sepsis can be easily confused with more mild conditions, meaning it can be difficult to diagnose.
Sepsis has similar symptoms to flu, gastroenteritis and a chest infection.
- Slurred speech or confusion
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Passing no urine in a day
- Severe breathlessness
- It feels like you are dying
- Skin mottled or discolored