Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital Monday and is scheduled to undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from recent falls, The Carter Center said.
A previous fall earlier in October required stitches to Carter's face, but he resumed work soon after on a home-building project for the nonprofit group Habitat for Humanity.
Rev. Tony Lowden, Carter's pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church, said the ex-president was hospitalized Monday on what he called "a rough day".
Everything appears to have gone well after former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery Tuesday morning, the Carter Center announced.
Jimmy Carter during his presidency. "His will to serve is greater than his will to give up", said Lowden. And in May, he broke his hip as he prepared to go turkey hunting, resulting in hip replacement surgery.
Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him, Congileo said. But often, especially in elderly patients, the injury is a slow leak that takes a while to build up until initial symptoms such as headaches and confusion appear, said Dr. Lola B. Chambless, associate professor of neurological surgery at Vanderbilt University.
Carter also fell twice last month.
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For large clots, surgeons are more likely to remove an entire section of the skull, giving them direct access to the injured area.
According to the AP, he has fallen at least three times this year.
He received his first radiation treatment at age 90.
The church asked for prayers for Carter and his family in a message on its Facebook page. Less than two weeks after his second fall, he said he planned to return to teaching Sunday school.
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After learning about his cancer in 2015, he said at the service, he "assumed, naturally, that I was going to die very quickly".
"Obviously I prayed about it".