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Jimmy Carter Returns Home from Hospital after Being Admitted for a Urinary Tract Infection

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 05, 2019
08:47 A.M.
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On Wednesday afternoon, former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, was discharged from the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. He was treated for a urinary tract infection.

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The 39th and oldest living US president is now home in Georgia recovering. Carter was admitted to the hospital over the weekend.

A statement by the Carter Center was released on Wednesday stating:

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center this afternoon, where he was treated for a urinary tract infection.”

Jimmy Carter at a press conference at the Carter Center on August 20, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

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CARTER RECOVERING AT HOME

The statement continued:

“He said he looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia. He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season.”

On Monday, the Carter Center released the first statement revealing that the former president was admitted to the hospital. At the time, the statement also shared that the humanitarian was “feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon.”

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FORMER PRESIDENT HAD HEAD SURGERY

The former president has been hounded by medical issues of late. Last Wednesday, he returned home after spending two weeks at a hospital.

His previous hospital stay, in November, was for him to receive surgery to treat a subdural hematoma from his multiple falls throughout the year. The procedure involved draining the blood through a hole in the skull.

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HIS MEDICAL CHALLENGES

Carter fell twice in October 2019 and had to have stitches, sported a black eye, and fractured his pelvis. Earlier in May, the humanitarian also fell and he required surgery to fix a broken hip.

On Monday afternoon, before learning of his most recent hospital stay, the Maranatha Baptist Church, in Plains, Georgia, revealed Carter wouldn’t be teaching for the rest of December 2019. The former president has been teaching Sunday school for many years.

In his stead, his niece Kim Fuller was set to “deliver inspiring messages throughout the month of December."

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HOW CARTER FARED AFTER HIS HEAD SURGERY

At the time of his November hospital stay, a longtime close friend had revealed that he “is doing fine.” The pal shared that the only discomfort Carter probably experienced was having had to cancel his Sunday school class.

Later in the week, Carter’s pastor, Rev. Tony Lowden, at Maranatha shared that he was “up and walking” after the surgery. Lowden revealed that he’d visited the humanitarian.

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