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US Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?

15:10  28 november  2019
15:10  28 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Former President Jimmy Carter released from hospital after latest visit

  Former President Jimmy Carter released from hospital after latest visit Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a Georgia hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Carter Center. "He said he looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia. He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season," according to a statement from the Carter Center.The 95-year-old Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.Carter had previously been admitted to the hospital on November 11 for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain.

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Former President Jimmy Carter was released from a Georgia hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery earlier this month to relieve pressure on his brain A statement from the Carter Center said he was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after the operation to address a subdural

Jimmy Carter wearing a suit and tie: Former president Jimmy Carter prior to an NFL game on September 2018 in Atlanta.© Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Former president Jimmy Carter prior to an NFL game on September 2018 in Atlanta.

Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.

Those tumbles -- one in May and two in October -- left the former president, age 95, with a broken hip, a fractured pelvis and 14 stitches on his forehead.

Then came the greatest challenge of all: a operation to relieve the pressure that had accumulated in his brain after he hit his head.

President Jimmy Carter back in hospital, looks forward to 'returning home soon'

  President Jimmy Carter back in hospital, looks forward to 'returning home soon' The 95-year-old former president made multiple trips to the hospital recently. Carter is in the hospital with a urinary tract infection, according to The Carter Center.

Doctors released former President Jimmy Carter from an Atlanta hospital Wednesday, days after the 39th The 39th U.S. president will continue his recovery at his Plains, Ga., home , a spokesperson said. Carter 's operation was successful and he experienced no complications from the surgery, a

Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital after he was admitted earlier this month for brain surgery. Carter , 95, was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Wednesday morning after a successful surgery and recovery to relieve pressure on his brain caused

Carter was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Wednesday morning after a two-week stay.

While frequent falls are a sign of increasing frailty, geriatricians say there's no reason Carter can't make a full recovery.

"I would definitely not want to say that this is the beginning of the end," said Dr. Eric De Jonge, chief of geriatrics at Capital Caring Health in the Washington, DC area.

Resilience is key.

"It has to do with reserve -- how robust an individual is after fall number one, fall number two, and then fall number three," said Dr. Daniel Stadler, director of geriatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The first step in recovery is to figure out why Carter has had so many falls in such a short period of time, and try to fix the problem.

Former U.S. President Carter home for the holidays after surgery

  Former U.S. President Carter home for the holidays after surgery Former U.S. President Carter home for the holidays after surgeryCarter, 95, had been hospitalized at Emory University in Atlanta in the latest episode in a string of recent health scares for the nation's oldest living former president.

"He and Mrs. Carter look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover ," the statement said. Carter was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 11 for the surgery, less than a month after he was hospitalized for a minor pelvic fracture due to a fall in his home .

Carter will continue his recovery at his home in Plains, Georgia, according to the statement from The Carter Center on Wednesday. During a Sunday school class earlier this month, the former president said that after his cancer diagnosis, he “found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death.”

"It might be vision, or blood pressure, or a side effect of his medicines," Stadler said. "It might be his balance. The ability to sense the ground under your feet diminishes with time."

Then rehab would begin, which would include physical and occupational therapy.

The fact that Carter was so active just before his falls bodes well for his recovery. In recent months, he's taught Sunday school in Plains, Georgia; built Habitat for Humanity homes; spoken at conferences; and traveled to events, including President George H.W. Bush's funeral in Washington last year.

"That's a really good prognostic sign for his recovery," said De Jonge, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. "If he was doing carpentry in October before the major event, I think it's likely that he could regain that function."

Carter has recovered from medical adversity before.

"I had a bad, bad impact of cancer three or four years ago in my brain and in my liver, but I've overcome that with a very high, highly organized treatment," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer earlier this year.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Georgia with urinary tract infection

  Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Georgia with urinary tract infection Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Georgia with urinary tract infection"He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon," the statement said. Carter, 95, the nation's oldest living former president, was discharged last week from another hospital after undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding caused by recent falls.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Wednesday that the Carters “ look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will

Carter was released on Wednesday morning "after successful surgery and recovery to relieve pressure on his Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital in Georgia on Wednesday after a "He and Mrs. Carter look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains

Of course, three falls and two surgeries within six months is serious, especially at Carter's age.

"It's hard to be 95 and not have some degree of frailty," Stadler said. "It wasn't years between hospitalizations, but just months."

He added that even if Carter can't go back to his regular schedule of activities, he can still enjoy a fulfilling life.

"There does come a time when the mountain is too steep to go back to baseline. But can he get back to a good quality of life? Certainly -- especially with good family and social support," Stadler said.

a man wearing a hat: Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project Monday, October 7, in Nashville. Carter wears a bandage after a fall the day before at his home in Plains, Gerorgia.© Mark Humphrey/AP/FILE Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project Monday, October 7, in Nashville. Carter wears a bandage after a fall the day before at his home in Plains, Gerorgia. Jimmy Carter wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event, March 2018 in New York City.© Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event, March 2018 in New York City.

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