Viral infection likely hospitalized Jimmy Carter, Ohio doctors say

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 9:16 AM
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CLEVELAND - Medical staff say a viral infection is the likely cause of stomach upset that sent former President Jimmy Carter to an Ohio hospital.

A statement from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Wednesday evening says Carter is continuing to recover and that the viral infection is clearing up.

The 85-year-old Carter was spending a second night in the hospital Wednesday. Carter became ill Tuesday during a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed. He was whisked from an airplane to the facility's emergency room on Tuesday morning.

The hospital statement says, "President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/29/10 - 12:56 pm
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We wish him well and a speedy

We wish him well and a speedy recovery - wonder how much of his stay will be covered by Medicare?

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Chillen 09/29/10 - 01:24 pm
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Old Jimmy might be in

Old Jimmy might be in trouble. Don't worry, trulyworried, I'm sure he has great non-medicare benefits. We couldn't have the government elite using the same system us peons must use.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/29/10 - 01:47 pm
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Envision the money that could

Envision the money that could be saved on that alone - the government big wigs joining us peons in medicare. Could make a big dent into the debt with China!!

happychimer
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happychimer 09/29/10 - 02:37 pm
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How many other Presidents

How many other Presidents have been in a hospital? Did you gripe about them too? I wish Carter a speedy recovery.

KSL
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KSL 09/29/10 - 07:01 pm
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How many peons would be

How many peons would be rushed to the hospital because of a stomach virus? Geez

dwb619
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dwb619 09/29/10 - 07:07 pm
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When you are 85 years old and

When you are 85 years old and puking, anything is potentially serious. Keep waking up each morning and you will get there too.

KSL
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KSL 09/29/10 - 07:10 pm
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Well, I hardly think that if

Well, I hardly think that if my 86 year old mother went to the emergency room after starting to throw up she would be admitted to the hospital right off the bat and kept for two nights. She would be treated and sent home initially. There is definitely a different treatment of presidents and former presidents than the rest of us.

dwb619
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dwb619 09/29/10 - 07:17 pm
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True, but she has a level of

True, but she has a level of insurance just like the majority of us. My 84 year old mother in law had a cancerous kidney removed in day-surgery. I understand what you are saying, but detect a level of bias towards President Carter on your part.

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ispy4u 09/29/10 - 09:42 pm
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You people are sick. Does

You people are sick. Does your hatred towards this man have to be displayed on this article? I hope like hell nothing like this , happen to anyone you care about.

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