Thursday, February 24, 2005

Pope Sent to Hospital Again

Earlier today, Pope John Paul II was rushed to the hospital for the second time this month due to a relapse of the flu and continued breathing difficulties. Some aides have indicated that the Pope had a fever and congestion. He arrived at the hospital Gemelli in a conscious state and looked "relaxed," according to some who saw him enter. According to the Associated Press via Yahoo News:
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the pope was taken to the Rome hospital for "necessary specialized assistance and further tests." He was taken by ambulance at 10:45 a.m., officials said.

Vatican officials played down the seriousness of the hospitalization, saying a patient of the pope's age is always at risk from the flu. The pope also has Parkinson's disease (news - web sites) and crippling knee and hip ailments.

Read more: Pope Rushed to Hospital With Flu Relapse


Anonymous said...

I heard he is going to have a tracheotomy?

Frank A. said...

Yeah, that Yahoo story says that the Pope did not need a windpipe, but I think the story is a little bit old because a lot of the media is talking about him undergoing a tracheostomy to help him breathe. While things are not looking good right now, let's all hope he can make a speedy recovery.

Donhall said...

I guess Tom Delay will now ask for a Congressional hearing to find out why the church did not do everything possible to keep him alive, like demanding a miracle or something.

Of course, unless someone pays Delay a lot of money - he won't give a damn.