House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to remain in serious condition after being released from MedStar Washington Hospital’s ICU unit on Wednesday, according to Fox News.
His doctors have said that he needs two more surgeries, but cannot be operated on until the infection, which he contracted prior to being placed in the ICU on July 5, is treated. At that time is condition was downgraded from “fair” to “serious.”
“Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. He tolerated the procedure well,” MedStar Washington released on behalf of the Scalise family, after his July 6 surgery. “He remains in serious condition. We will provide updates as appropriate.”
Doctors are continuing to treat Scalise’s infection with antibiotics even after he has been released from the ICU. They say he first needs to be cured from the infection before he can be moved to an in-patient rehabilitation facility.
Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a lone gunman attacked a Republican baseball practice. Several were wounded. Scalise sustained a rifle wound that entered his left hip and passed through toward his right hip – known as a trans-pelvic gunshot wound.
The round tore up his bones, internal organs, and blood vessels, according to Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington.
Please continue to pray for Steve Scalise, his family, and those who were injured during the shooting.