WASHINGTON – Three days after doctors found a blod clot in her head, Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital. Doctors said she was making good progress and said they are confident she will make a full recovery soon.
Doctors had been treating Clinton with blood thinners to dissolve a clot in a vein that runs through the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. “She’s eager to get back to the office,” Reines said in a statement, adding that the secretary and her family are grateful for the excellent care she received at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Reines said details of when Clinton will return to work will be clarified in the coming days. Clinton had been in the hospital since Sunday, when doctors discovered the clot on an MRI test during a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier in December.
While at home battling a stomach virus, Clinton had fainted, fallen and struck her head, a spokesman said. “Grateful my Mom discharged from the hospital and is heading home,” the secretary’s daughter, Chelsea, wrote on Twitter. “Even more grateful her medical team (is) confident she’ll make a full recovery.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the State Department said Clinton had been speaking by telephone with staff in Washington and reviewing paperwork while in the hospital. “She’s been quite active on the phone with all of us,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
Before being released from the hospital, Clinton was photographed Wednesday getting into a black van with her husband, Clinton’s physicians had said Monday that there was no neurological damage but that they planned to keep her in the hospital while they established the proper dose for the blood thinners.