U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital this Wednesday evening. The Secretary was admitted this past Sunday after she learned that a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered in December had been discovered between her Brain and her right ear by doctors.
“Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery,” Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement.
“Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses and staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.”
Clinton walked out of the Hospital accompanied by her husband, and daughter. The secretary had been seen earlier leaving one building at the large hospital to receive treatment at another location.
She had been admitted Sunday, after doctors found the clot during a medical test .
Doctors had been treating the secretary with anticoagulants to dissolve the clot.
Doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
Earlier, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that Clinton was in communication with aides and there was nothing new on her condition or treatment.
The 65-year-old Secretary had not been seen in public in more than three weeks. Clinton had fallen ill with severe stomach flu and a subsequent concussion that occurred when she fainted because of dehydration, according to reports.
Questions also have been raised as to why there was almost a day’s delay in explaining the precise location of the clot and why she was administered an MRI, which revealed the problem. These questions have yet to be answered.
Nuland has stated that officials have been “extremely forthcoming” about Clinton’s health.
“We will continue to keep you updated as we have new information to share, as we’ve been doing all along,” Nuland said. “I think that was eighth statement in some three weeks so please bear with us.”
Asked how Clinton’s illness might affect her plans to testify on Capitol Hill about the deadly September terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, Nuland did not directly say whether Clinton would appear.
“She has said that she is open to going up to the Hill. We are working with them now on their schedule because there’s also a question of when they are going to be in and we will let you know when we have something to share,” Nuland said.
Clinton, a former first lady, New York senator and presidential candidate, does not plan to stay on for President Barack Obama’s second term, but prefers to remain until her replacement is in place.
Presently, the State Department said Clinton is eager to return to work now that she’s been released.