Unfortunately, Congressman Scalise has received a downgrade in his condition. He has developed an infection and has been readmitted to ICU.
The Washington Examiner has the details:
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is listed in “serious” condition after concerns emerged about possible infection as he continues recovery from a gunshot during practice for the Congressional Baseball Game on June 14.
“Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection,” the hospital said in a statement late Wednesday night. “His condition is listed as serious.”
Another update will be provided later on July 6.
Here’s more from The Hill:
Scalise was one of five injured by a lone gunman at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game last month. He was shot in his left hip and was admitted to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center under “critical condition” due to internal injuries.
Scalise was reportedly improving, according to a report yesterday, and was able to get out of bed though unable to eat.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center doctors had upgraded the lawmaker to “fair condition” late last month.
The nation will be praying for his recovery.