Shot US congressman Scalise improving
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 21:19
It is not yet clear if the names on the list were intended targets, the source said.
"She's in good condition and she's in good spirits", Sava said.
"After he leaves the hospital, he will require a period of healing and of rehabilitation".
When the Representative entered MedStar Washington Hospital after a mass shooting at a Congressional baseball practice, his surgeon said, he was "as critical as he could be".
Mr Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Dr Sava said. On Thursday, Scalise, the House majority whip, had another operation to fix a bone in his leg. Scalise has been an avid participant in the game since arriving in Congress in 2008.
Scalise is sedated, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family.
It was Wednesday morning when Scalise joined other congressmen at a congressional baseball practice for the annual game held Thursday.
Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle but was recovering at the hospital. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Dr Sava said.
Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation.
Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago". "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", the doctor said.
"Our family asks that you continue to pray for Steve, Matt Mika, Zach Barth, and all of those hurt in this attack, and keep them in your thoughts as they face recovery", the statement said. A lobbyist shot multiple times and critically injured also remains hospitalized.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks.