Former President Jimmy Carter Readmitted to the Hospital After Brain Surgery

Former President Jimmy Carter has been readmitted to he hospital with a urinary tract infection shortly after being released after undergoing a procedure to reduce pressure on his brain, as Reuters reports:

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital over the holiday weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, the Carter Center said in a statement on Monday.

“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon,” the statement said. Carter, 95, the nation’s oldest living former president, was discharged last week from another hospital after undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding caused by recent falls.”

More background:

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital in Georgia on Wednesday after a successful surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, heading home one day before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Carter, 95, had been hospitalized at Emory University in Atlanta in the latest episode in a string of recent health scares for the nation’s oldest living former president.

He was released on Wednesday morning “after successful surgery and recovery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma,” the Carter Center said in a statement.

“He and Mrs. Carter look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover. The Carters are grateful for all the prayers, cards, and notes they have received and hope everyone will join them in enjoying a special Thanksgiving,” the center said in a statement.

A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Carter has become an internationally known humanitarian and global fixture following his one-term presidency, which ended in early 1981.

He has continued to do work for the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity despite his recent health scares, including recent falls at his Georgia home that led to a minor pelvic fracture and bleeding.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

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