After spending the last six days hospitalized, former President Bill Clinton will make his way home to New York. Former President Bill Clinton, and former first lady and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank members of the medical staff as he is released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The 75-year-old former president was released after being treated for an infection and will head home to New York to continue his recovery, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Damian Dovarganes/AP

Bill Clinton released from California hospital after six days

Asher Notheis October 17, 04:34 PM October 17, 04:34 PM

After spending the last six days hospitalized, former President Bill Clinton will make his way home to New York.

Clinton, 75, was released from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center on Sunday morning. The hospital staff determined Clinton was well enough to leave and will continue to monitor his progress, saying they were “honored to have treated him.”

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“President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today,” Dr. Alpesh N. Amin said in a statement. “His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics.”

It was revealed to the public on Oct. 14 Clinton had been accepted into the California hospital on Oct. 12 due to a urinary tract infection that led to sepsis. The former president’s treatment was reported to be going in the right direction on Oct. 15, though he was required to stay at the hospital a bit longer.

Clinton slowly made his way out of the hospital with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, early Sunday morning.

One reporter covering his exit shouted, “How are you feeling?” to which Clinton responded with a thumbs up, according to the Associated Press.

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Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. If not treated in a timely manner, it can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

Among hospitalizations, one out of three hospital patients who die has sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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