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Steve Scalise Continues to Recover, Undergoes Surgery for Infection

By  |  July 7, 2017, 08:26am  |  @chrisqueen


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) continues to recover at MedStar Washington Hospital Center from the gunshot wounds he suffered last month. When doctors discovered an infection in the wounds, they downgraded his condition from fair to serious and placed him back in intensive care.

Scalise underwent surgery to remove the infection on Thursday, and doctors say he “tolerated the procedure well,” though he remains in ICU so that his medical team can monitor his progress more closely. The doctors told the media shortly after the shooting that such infections are common in shooting victims.

Scalise was shot on June 14 at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game benefit. Police shot gunman James Hodgkinson, and he later died.

Please continue to keep Scalise, his family, and the doctors and nurses who take care of him in your prayers.