Former U.S. President Carter hospitalized in Georgia with urinary tract infection
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, released from one hospital in Georgia the day before Thanksgiving, was admitted to another over the holiday weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, the Carter Center said in a statement on Monday.
“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon,” the statement said of Carter, who at age 95 has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in U.S. history.
The former peanut farmer and Georgia governor was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, over the weekend, the Carter Center said, adding that its next statement would be issued “when he is released for further rest and recovery.”
Carter, who resides in Plains, Georgia, was sent home Wednesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta following the latest in a string of recent health scares.
He was admitted there on Nov. 11, accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn, 92, for a procedure to relieve pressure from bleeding on the outer lining of his brain – a subdural hematoma – caused by recent falls. Doctors pronounced the surgery a success.
In October, Carter fell twice. The first fall required he receive stitches to his face and the second resulted in a brief hospitalization for a minor pelvis fracture.
After the first fall, he resumed work on a homebuilding project for the nonprofit group Habitat for Humanity.
In May, the former Democratic president broke his hip, also at home, requiring him to undergo surgery.
Carter defeated Republican President Gerald Ford in 1976 to become the nation’s 39th president, serving a single four-year term in the White House……..read more