Friday, September 03, 2004

Get Well, Bill

This just in from

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery as early as Saturday ... Clinton was in New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Friday undergoing tests for chest discomfort ... Clinton's office issued the following statement:

"Former President Bill Clinton is being admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital today and is scheduled to have bypass surgery ... The former president went to Northern Westchester Hospital yesterday afternoon after experiencing mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Initial testing was normal and he spent the night at home in nearby Chappaqua, New York. After undergoing additional testing this morning at Westchester Medical Center, doctors advised he should undergo bypass surgery ... Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and (daughter) Chelsea Clinton will be with the president in New York City."

A close friend of Clinton said the former president called him to say that his doctors had advised him that he needs bypass surgery ... The friend told CNN that Clinton's condition is serious and the former president had told him he might have a quadruple bypass.

I hope he pulls through this traumatic experience. My thoughts are with the Clinton family. You can read the rest of the CNN report HERE.