Concerns for Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot by a leftist June 14th, has been put in the ICU. His condition has been moved to serious now as an infection has caused him to worsen.

It’s not a surprising development. When the intestines are involved, the risk of infection is high. It’s a really difficult area to keep clean.

When a similar thing happened to my father 13 years ago. A bleed in the intestines probably caused by the blood thinner Plavix necessitated surgery. He made it through the operation, but about three weeks later, after sepsis had set in, he died.

I’m concerned for Rep. Scalise because it’s been a similar time frame since his surgery. It’s tough to battle infection. We can only hope the hospital staff is on top of this.

In the meantime, he and his family need our prayers.

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