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Chelsea Clinton tweets from Hillary's hospital bedside

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM   |   Comments

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tweeting from her mom's hospital bedside over the New Year, Chelsea Clinton thanked well-wishers on Twitter as the Secretary of State recovers from a concussion that led to the discovery of a blood clot in her head.

"Thank you to all for sending good thoughts my Mom's way," Chelsea tweeted. "Grateful to all her doctors &that she'll make a full recovery."




Hillary Clinton was admitted to the hospital Sunday after an MRI revealed a blood clot between her brain and skull. Clinton suffered a concussion when she contracted a stomach virus and fainted due to dehydration on December 9. She has been treated with blood thinners and did not suffer a stroke or any brain damage, doctors said.

Doctors treating Clinton released a statement:

In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed.

This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage.

To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established.

In all other aspects of her recovery, the Secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.

Clinton was treated in 1998 for a blood clot in her leg.

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