According to an update following his hospitalization, a recently elected Democrat Senator may have permanent damage, and the result should come as no surprise to those who followed him on the campaign trail before the 2022 midterm elections.
According to his director of staff, Democrat Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania sustained a visible brain injury after a near-fatal stroke in the spring of 2022.
Despite the fact that he made frequent and embarrassing errors in judgment as a result of his brain injuries, which made national headlines during the campaign season, Fetterman’s supporters continued to support him as the best choice for the state’s representative to lead the state and address their needs.
Fetterman was elected and sworn into the United States Senate in January.
Fetterman’s office reported on Friday that he had been released from the hospital after a two-day stay following an attack of disorientation.
“A few minutes ago, Senator Fetterman was discharged from the hospital. In addition to the CT, CTA, and MRI tests ruling out a stroke, his EEG test results came back normal, with no evidence of seizures. John is looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday,” his spokesman Joe Calvello said on Twitter.
NEWS: A few minutes ago, Senator Fetterman was discharged from the hospital.
In addition to the CT, CTA and MRI tests ruling out a stroke, his EEG test results came back normal, with no evidence of seizures.
John is looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday.
— Joe Calvello (@the_vello) February 10, 2023
“In addition to the CT, CTA and MRI tests ruling out a stroke, his EEG test results came back normal, with no evidence of seizures.
John is looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday,” Joe Calvello (@the_vello) posted on Twitter on February 10, 2023.
According to Conservative Brief’s Jon Doughtery, as the 53-year-old senator began day three in the hospital for what his staff described “lightheadedness,” the New York Times reported that several close to Sen. Fetterman are concerned about his health.
The stresses of both the campaign and the job have made his transition from candidate to senator more difficult, according to The New York Times.
He “has had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign. And he continues to push himself in ways that people close to him worry are detrimental,” the New York Times wrote after Fetterman was sent to the hospital.
“What you’re supposed to do to recover from this is do as little as possible,” Adam Jentleson, Fetterman’s Chief of Staff, told the Times. But Fetterman “was forced to do as much as possible — he had to get back to the campaign trail. It’s hard to claw that back.”
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