Updated: Jimmy Carter Leaves Ohio Hospital After 2-Day Stay

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Former President Jimmy Carter has left an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.

Former President Jimmy Carter (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Cleveland (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has left an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.

Cleveland's Metrohealth Medical Center says the 85-year-old ex-President left the hospital at 1:15 p.m. and will resume his schedule with a meeting this week in Washington, D.C.

Carter waved to the cameras as he walked out of the emergency room and again from a vehicle as the motorcade passed the media.

Carter became ill during a Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed. His medical team recommended that he stay for two nights for monitoring.

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Updated: 09/30/2010 11:50am

Cleveland (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.

Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's Metrohealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-President will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Carter became ill during a Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed.

His medical team recommended that he stay for two nights for monitoring.

The hospital stay had interrupted Carter's tour to promote his new book, "White House Diary."

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Updated: 09/30/2010 09:17am

Cleveland (AP) -- Medical staff say a viral infection is the likely cause of stomach upset that sent former President Jimmy Carter to an Ohio hospital.

A statement from Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Wednesday evening says Carter is continuing to recover and that the viral infection is clearing up.

The 85-year-old Carter was spending a second night in the hospital Wednesday. Carter became ill Tuesday during a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed.

He was whisked from an airplane to the facility's emergency room on Tuesday morning.

The hospital statement says, "President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."

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Cleveland (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter will spend a second night in an Ohio hospital after doctors recommended additional observation following an overnight stay for an upset stomach.

Christina Karas, spokeswoman at Metrohealth Medical Center, said Wednesday that Carter's medical team continues to observe him and that Carter is in good spirits.

The ailment interrupted Carter's tour to promote his new book, "White House Diary."

His publisher has canceled scheduled events in Washington on Wednesday, including one at the Smithsonian Institution. The status of an event planned at a Columbia, S.C., bookstore Thursday is unclear.

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Updated: 09/29/2010 09:38am

Cleveland (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter is canceling scheduled book signing events in Washington as doctors continue their observations following Carter's overnight stay in Ohio for an upset stomach.

Kathy Daneman, publicity manager at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, said no decision had been made yet about an event planned at a Columbia, S.C. bookstore Thursday.

Carter had been scheduled for two events in Washington Wednesday, including one at the Smithsonian Institution, to promote his book "White House Diary."

Book signings in a Cleveland suburb and Durham, N.C., were canceled Tuesday when the 85-year-old Carter fell ill on a flight to Cleveland.

Christina Karas, spokeswoman at Metrohealth Medical Center, said Wednesday that doctors recommended additional observation during the day but Carter feels normal and looks forward to resuming his schedule soon.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Updated: 09/28/2010 2:39pm

Atlanta (AP) -- A grandson of former President Jimmy Carter says he is resting comfortably at a Cleveland hospital after being taken there with an upset stomach.

Georgia State Sen. Jason Carter says Tuesday that his 85-year-old grandfather is "doing fine" and is continuing his book tour. He says "nobody in the family is concerned."

Carter said earlier on his Facebook page that his grandfather had left the hospital. He later told the Associated Press he had the wrong information. A Metrohealth Hospital spokeswoman confirms he is still there.

The Carter Center says he fell ill on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Updated: 09/28/2010 2:30pm

Atlanta (AP) -- A grandson of former President Jimmy Carter says he is out of a Cleveland hospital after being taken there with an upset stomach.

Georgia State Sen. Jason Carter says on his Facebook page that his 85-year-old grandfather "got a stomach bug" but that "he is fine" and continuing his book tour.

The Carter Center says he fell ill on a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland and was taken to Metrohealth Hospital for observation.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Updated 9/28/2010 @ 1:50 PM

Cleveland (AP) -- The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.
Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late tuesday morning and became ill. Mayo says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.
He was taken to Metro Health hospital, where the Carter Center says he is resting comfortably.
The website for Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cleveland says Carter was scheduled to appear at 1 PM Tuesday to sign and talk about his new book, "White House Diary."
The center says he is expected to resume his book tour this week.

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Cleveland (AP) -- An airport spokeswoman says former president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland.
Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning and became ill.
Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says Carter was taken off the plane by rescue crews.


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