Get Well Soon, Hillary! (UPDATED)


Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

Clinton’s doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton was being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.

“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said in a statement. “They will determine if any further action is required.”

Clinton, 65, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. The concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13 and Clinton was forced to cancel a trip to North Africa and the Middle East that had been planned for the next week.

The seriousness of a blood clot “depends on where it is,” said Dr. Gholam Motamedi, a neurologist at Georgetown University Medical Center who was not involved in Clinton’s care.

Clots in the legs are a common risk after someone has been bedridden, as Clinton may have been for a time after her concussion. Those are “no big deal” and are treated with six months of blood thinners to allow them to dissolve on their own and to prevent further clots from forming, he said.

A clot in a lung or the brain is more serious. Lung clots, called pulmonary embolisms, can be deadly, and a clot in the brain can cause a stroke, Motamedi said.

Keeping Clinton in the hospital for a couple of days could allow doctors to perform more tests to determine why the clot formed, and to rule out a heart problem or other condition that may have led to it, he said.

There was a lot of speculation that Hillary was faking an injury to avoid testifying before Congress. That’s not really Hillary’s style but anything is possible I guess.

I remember when William Casey was reported to have suffered a stroke just hours before he was to testify before Congress about Iran Contra. Many people speculated that he was faking in order to avoid having to testify about what he knew. A few months later he died of a brain tumor, taking whatever secrets he had to the grave.

Sometimes it is just a coincidence.

Get well soon, Hillary!


Hillary Clinton’s blood clot between brain & skull

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized in Manhattan last night after doctors found a blood clot during an exam to follow up on a concussion she suffered earlier this month, the State Department said. The blood clot is located between her brain and skull behind the right ear.

Clinton, 65, was admitted to New York Presbyterian’s Washington Heights complex, where she will stay for at least 48 hours to be closely monitored.

Doctors will treat the former first lady with anticoagulants, said her spokesman, Philippe Reines.

“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

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51 Responses to Get Well Soon, Hillary! (UPDATED)

  1. linda192 says:

    Best wishes to Hillary also from me. And, as the clock has just ticked over to 2013 here in New Zealand, best wishes to everyone for the new year.

  2. Concussions are never to be taken lightly.That the Sec State was not admitted right from the start was worrying.
    Blood clots are NOT good.
    The future of us all under Obamacare? If the Sec State can’t/doesn’t get admitted and a full work up- well let’s just say we are all so screwed.

    • swanspirit says:

      That was what bothered me , the lack of immediate attention to the concussion , so I was very skeptical and even suspicious , I am sorry to say ; but this is even worse . There is no excuse for lack of attention to a concussion . I hope she is perfectly fine and healthy , with no problems following this untoward event . Even clotting in tricky places is treatable if found soon enough , which of course is one of the main reasons for immediate attention .

      • yttik says:

        I totally agree. Given the crappy medical response, how can you not be suspicious? What, does she have Obamacare or something? There’s no excuse for leaving her at home for two weeks.

        On the other hand, all our information comes from the media which is notorious for leaving out details and misreporting facts. For all we know she’s had MRI’s and doctors in her home everyday.

  3. cj says:

    The speculation about the concussion was one thing, but not having an ounce of remorse over being wrong has me thinking about unfollowing a few right wingers on Twitter over this.

    I’ve been trying to broaden my outlook & listen to all points of view, but some of these idiots are as in-your-face nasty as the vile progs.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Yep. Neither party is on your side. And the zealous members of each side tend to be both blind and unhinged.

    • driguana says:

      Remember Cheney’s stroke and how the progressive media reacted?
      The question is, how do we regain civility in this country? We seem to be in a cataclysmic ethical fix.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Or more recently GHWB’s serious health concerns and the vile progs wishing him ….. a slow painful death.

        I have no use for the extreme haters on both sides and they seem to be taking over all the news feeds about Hillary.

        I wish her a speedy recovery and a full, happy, healthy retirement !

      • cj says:

        That disgusted me as well & the vile progs pull that crap ALL the time. I don’t know how you can regain civility when you have a POTUS who positively thrives dissension. I’m f’n sick of it though and “unfollow” is my friend right now.

      • yttik says:

        “ do we regain civility in this country?”

        By creating an ethical government and a free media that inspire trust, rather than a media and politicians that lie to us so much that we assume everything is part of an elaborate conspiracy?

        • driguana says:

          Unfortunately, government by it’s very nature, has a difficult time being “ethical”. If you are an elected official, some group probably helped you get elected, and, therefore, you feel an allegiance or preference for them. But, ethically speaking, if you are an elected official, you should be representing everyone in your constituency. The current politics of governing seems to have become divisive by it’s very nature.

          We have a sitting commissioner in Santa Fe County who had some immediate problems in one of his small communities right after being sworn in. He talked to me as the Planning Director about the issue and I told him what I thought he should do. His response was, “they didn’t vote for me, why should I help them?” He got a little driguana Civics 101 lesson!!! Fortunately, I’m now retired!

          The media is a different matter, largely supported by advertising….personally, I have stopped supporting advertisers who support divisive and unethical media….a small thing, but if many others did it, it might have some effect.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Tru dat the nasty comes with both .. or no letters by the name. 😯

  4. conner43 says:

    A blood clot on the brain is not treated with blood thinners, but I doubt her spokesperson was telling the truth in most of his statement anyway.
    So we really know very little. However, anyone with two eyes can see how quickly her job has aged her, with its’ constant overseas travel, jet lag, and time zone chaos. At the very least, she is a strong candidate for high blood pressure and stress related health issues, including blood clots.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Gathering bits and pieces of info, she’s had a blood clot before in her leg. I’m assuming that’s were it is since they’re using anti-coagulants to treat it.

      It would be nice if her attending physician would give a press conference to clarify her condition. Since she’s taken ill a month ago, her spokesman has been useless. I can understand the skepticism, but not the haters.

      Who schedules routine follow-ups on a Sunday afternoon ? How can the doctors diagnose a blood clot and not know where it is ?

      • Yep. Something stinks, but even though I disagree with her politics I have hopes for her full recovery.
        The idiots that hate her aren’t “right wingers”, they’re idiots first. Same with the GHWB haters. Idiots first. They all probably grew up with dysfunctional mothers, otherwise they’d know how to behave in public.

  5. fif says:

    This is the most rest Hillary has had in years. Despite the unfortunate means of getting it, this will give her a much-needed transition to her new life, free of constant jet travel. The relentless objectification and projected tribal hatred on both sides is primal and mindless. This woman, despite what objections anyone has about some of her choices, has served this country for almost 40 years, and just spent four years traveling the global tirelessly on our behalf. Have some damn respect you reactionary keyboard whiners.

    • yttik says:

      She’s right, the terse lack of information leaves some people to conclude that this is very, very serious….or that it’s a conspiracy to keep her from testifying. But there is a third option and that is that we have an incompetent media that does such a piss poor job of providing us with the whole story, we’re left trying to fill in the blanks.

      • DeniseVB says:

        This is her “spokesman” , Phillippe Reines, who is not without controversy since Benghazi.

        Most recently, calling all the conservative bloggers who used a Dominican press release “liars” for believing that Hillary and Bill were going to be partying for NYE. Why would the Dominican Republic make stuff up, they love the Clintons! Could have been planned months ago, as her schedule was cleared for a vacation at this time.

        Google Phillippe, there are more stories, WaPo calls him Hillary’s Hit Man. Nice guy/sarc, seems to be taking good care of ……Obama 😦 He’s very hyperpartisan, not a good fit with State, imho.

      • piper says:

        so true

  6. OldCoastie says:

    I am worried. Where is the clot?

  7. fernschild says:

    Easy enough to end the speculation. If Hillary is capable of speech, she could make a brief appearance on camera. Why the mystery? The way to fill the vacuum is with information from the appropriate source, which would be the Secretary of State. Not understanding this.

  8. piper says:

    Wishing Hillary a speedy recovery. Say what you want about her politics and actions but remember she has worked harder than most especially Bronco for 40 years. It’s time for the media and haters on both sides to stfu until the Clintons themselves decide to share her medical status.

  9. yttik says:

    For the record, I don’t believe this health scare has anything to do with Hillary testifying or avoiding testifying before congress. For one thing, if you read the written responses she’s already given congress, it’s easy to conclude that she is very motivated to provide them with everything they want, that nobody wants to get to the bottom of this more than her, and that she has started her own investigation and states that congress will have full access to those results. Even Republicans in congress responded in writing and praised her for her cooperation and transparency.

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      She wasn’t scheduled to testify today or tomorrow, so what would be the point of faking now?

      • yttik says:

        Heck if I know! Also, she already spilled the beans, at least as far as Susan Rice is concerned, who she works for and who she answers to which is the President. Then Hillary went on to provide congress with the state dept employees who were involved and sent congress several boxes on information.

  10. HELENK says:

    Lieberman says Hilary WILL testify as soon as her health improves.

    I do hope she gets better soon for her own sake as well as the country’s. I do not want her to leave the SOS office under a cloud. I want her to be well testify and clear things up

  11. lildoggy4u says:

    Apparently Hillary has a DVT. A clot has formed in one of her lower extremities. Thats what killed that embedded reporter who traveled with the military in the invasion of Iraq. Can’t remember his name.
    I had the same happen to me when my leg swelled up for no apparent reason after a long plane trip. Ended up in the hospital after leaving the Dr.’s office and refusing to go to the hospital, then being taken by ambulance when it got really huge and painful. I was hospitalized for a long time.

    • votermom says:

      Frequent fliers are at high risk for that.

    • lildoggy4u says:

      I feel bad after hearing the update of Hillary’s injury. I’m so glad they caught this early and think of her and what she’s yet to contribute wishing her the best and speedy recovery. I’m glad she’s forced to rest and sit out the end of Obama’s term. I look forward to hearing alot from her when she’s not tied to this administration any longer.

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    I am lighting candles and Praying 🙂

  13. myiq2xu (D) says:

  14. It is having a televised mini drama. Complete with extras!
    Has anyone ever counted how many times he has been on TV?
    And why is he speaking if nothing has been accomplished? Why is he not in his fucking office WORKING?!?!?!?

  15. votermom says:

  16. lorac says:

    I’m very worried this is much more serious than they are telling us. She fell before and they showed photos of her with her arm in a sling (I think that was it). When her spokesman reacted so angrily, it crossed my mind that he might be reacting because she was so sick and he was upset at people making up stories.

    If they know she has a blood clot, they know where it is – but the MD didn’t volunteer that info. She had a blood clot in her leg in the past and that was shared with the public. Therefore I’m worried that it is NOT in her leg this time – and that would mean this is much more serious. In short, I’m worried she has had a stroke.

    I’d feel better if I knew where Bill and Chelsea are. (Well, if they’re with her everyday, I’m not going to feel better….)

    And the nastiness and story-making on both sides of the aisle disgusts me. There’s a site I go to for news on the Zimmerman-Martin case, and they post a prayer every day, supposed to be these big Christians. They’re in such delight about this happening to Hillary – she deserves it – but at the same time, she’s faking it, to not have to testify. Christian, my *ss. And elsewhere, “former Hillary supporters” say “best wishes”, but make sure to get their digs in about how awful she is. Ideology warps people.

    • DeniseVB says:

      {{hug}} lorac. We’re all depending on the media…wait, what?… far, no facts. We hope for the best for Hillary, but troubling we knew more about the Sandy Hook mass murderer and Michelle Obama’s yellow toe nails within 24 hours of their “appearance”.

      • votermom says:

        I was passing thru the checkout line and saw a tabloid headline that Hillary has brain cancer.
        Jayzuz, at this point, who the heck knows.
        I’m just praying for her recovery, whatever it is.

  17. melisshka says:

    I’m wondering if it’s a blood clot or a subdural hematoma. That’s what killed Natasha Richardson. It’s also what caused my mom’s downward progression. And it seems like a more normal thing to result from falling and hitting ones head. Actually in my mom’s case, she had been on blood thinners, so the head injury resulted in more bleeding than would be typical in a person not on blood thinners. If Hillary were having that type of problem, I’d think it would have shown up sooner, so maybe it is just a blood clot. Head injuries are definitely not something to be toyed with. Glad she’s in the hospital and getting appropriate treatment.

  18. HELENK says:

    really weird story out of the ME about SOS Clinton being injurd and a Navy Seal being killed in a crash while on a secret mission to Iran

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