On June 14, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot in the hip at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia. Rep. Scalise sustained a trans-pelvic gunshot wound, where the bullet entered his left hip and passed through to his right hip.
The congressman was immediately sent to the ICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he has been in and out of critical condition since. On Wednesday, the hospital released a statement about his improving health.
Congressman Scalise was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, and the hospital is hopeful about his continued health.
The hospital said, "Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation.”
In regard to the congressman’s attitude, the hospital reported, “He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time."
The congressman was moved to an inpatient rehabilitation facility on Tuesday, after more than a month of surgeries. This move was supposed to take place several weeks ago, but further complications with Rep. Scalise’s health prevented it from happening.
The representative is expected to remain in the rehabilitation facility for several weeks. After six full weeks of intensive care, it is refreshing to see the congressman in good spirits and in good health.
Please continue praying for Rep. Scalise and his family. If you would like more details on the congressional baseball practice shooting, you can find out more here.