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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns Home after Hospital Stay

Junie Sihlangu
May 07, 2020
05:20 A.M.
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On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital for nonsurgical treatment. Now it’s been revealed that she’s back home and doing well.

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A court spokeswoman confirmed that Ginsburg, 87, left Johns Hopkins Hospital on Wednesday. The previous day she had nonsurgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition.

A statement from the Supreme Court revealed how she was stating: "She is doing well and glad to be home." The court also shared: "The Justice will return to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for follow-up outpatient visits over the next few weeks.”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Women's History Month reception on March 18, 2015, at Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. | Photo: Allison Shelley/Getty Images

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RUTH’S FOLLOW-UP VISITS

The aim of the follow-up visits was to allow for Ginsburg “to eventually remove the gallstone non-surgically." On Monday, the justice went for outpatient tests at a hospital in Washington.

That’s where it was "confirmed that she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection." The next day she went into Johns Hopkins where she stayed and was said to be "resting comfortably" after the treatment.

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MCENANY SHOWS SUPPORT

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted a message of support for Ginsburg after hearing about her hospitalization. McEnany wrote: "Our prayers are with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

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WISHING HER A SPEEDY RECOVERY

She also added: "We wish her a speedy recovery as we send our love and well wishes!" Over the past couple of years, the justice has struggled more frequently with her health.

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GINSBURG’S PAST AILMENTS

In November 2018, she had to receive treatment after she fractured three ribs during a fall in her office. The following month she had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung.

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HER FIRST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

In August 2019, she was treated for pancreatic cancer, and in January 2020, she announced that she was cancer-free. The first time she was diagnosed with cancer was in 1999.

WORKING FROM HOSPITAL

At the time, she had to undergo surgery for colorectal cancer and managed to beat it. Despite her recent hospitalization, Ginsburg was able to do her high court duties on Wednesday via teleconferencing.

She participated while at the hospital in Baltimore.

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