Hillary Clinton has arrived in California from New York to visit her ailing husband,
former President Bill Clinton, who was hospitalized on Tuesday for sepsis caused by a
urinary tract infection.
The 75-year-old former President is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of
University of California Irvine Medical Centre in Orange.
His wife Hillary Clinton was seen arriving at the hospital last night as her husband
spent his third day on the ward.
Doctors reportedly said the decision to put him in ICU was mainly to give him
privacy, while his spokesperson insisted he is recovering from the blood infection and
in ‘good spirits.
Clinton went to the hospital after feeling fatigued and was diagnosed with an
infection of the bloodstream that doctors believe started as a urinary tract infection.
His physicians, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack said he was ‘admitted to the hospital
for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.’
‘He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,’ they said in a statement.
‘After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is
responding to antibiotics well.’
They added: ‘We hope to have him go home soon.’
The former Democrat politician, who was president from 1993 to 2001, has had past
health issues, including a quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, and a 2010 procedure to
open a blocked artery in his heart with two stents.
However, Clinton’s current hospital stay is reportedly not related to his heart issues.
He came to the White House by defeating incumbent president George H.W. Bush.
Clinton won re-election in 1996 against long-time Republican Senator Bob Dole.
The former Arkansas governor endured many bruising political battles with
He was impeached in 1998 by the Republican-led House of Representatives over
his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but remained in
office when the Senate acquitted him in 1999.
Clinton morphed into a political husband after leaving office, when his wife Hillary
Clinton was elected US senator from New York in 2000.
She unsuccessfully sought the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and won
the party’s 2016 nomination before losing the election to Donald Trump.