UPDATED: 7:59 A.M. ET (U.S.A.) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is being treated at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a blood clot that formed behind her right ear.
Doctors have expressed confidence that she will be OK.
Some American politicians and even a former U.S. diplomat could not restrain themselves last month from suggesting that America’s top diplomat was feigning an illness.
Here is a statement released yesterday by her treating physicians — Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco Medical Group and Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University — through the State Department (italics added):
In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established. In all other aspects of her recovery, the Secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.
Clinton was hospitalized Sunday, after becoming ill during an overseas trip early last month. On Dec. 15, the State Department issued a statement that described her illness as a “stomach virus,” saying she “became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion” and was recovering at home. The Secretary is a former New York senator. She is the wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Despite her service to her country as First Lady of the United States, Senator from New York and Secretary of State, Secretary Clinton was bizarrely assailed in a 2010 recruitment ad for an MLM “program” known as MPB Today as a bawling drunk and Nazi who knocked out First Lady Michelle Obama after barging into the Oval Office.
The ad was produced by an MPB Today affiliate as a means of recruiting other affiliates.
President Obama was depicted as a left-handed-saluting Nazi who cowered to Clinton. Michelle Obama was depicted as an embarrassment to the family dog.
“Heil Hitlary,” the President was depicted as saying when greeting Clinton.
A separate script for the MPB Today ad used the word “monkeys” in the context of the Obama Presidency. Michelle Obama was depicted as eager to eat “real dog food.”
See PP Blog story from Oct. 28, 2010.