Thursday, December 14, 2006

Update - Senator Tim Johnson

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is reporting:

Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota, who was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering stroke-like symptoms, is recovering this morning from an overnight operation to address bleeding in his brain.

Admiral John Eisold, the attending doctor of the United States Capitol, issued a statement this morning that said the senator is recovering “without complication” from surgery for a condition called congenital arteriovenous malformation.

“He underwent successful surgery to evacuate the blood and stabilize the malformation,” Eisold said.

Johnson is in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Eisold said it was too soon to say if more surgery is needed and what the long-term outlook of Johnson’s health is.

Once again my prayers and best wishes to Senator Johnson and his family, and hopes for a quick and full recovery.

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