Doctors Find Blood in Brain of Argentinian President

She's ordered to take a month's rest

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Cristina Fernández speaks during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Doctors found blood in the brain of the Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez on Saturday after she suffered a head injury. They ordered a month’s rest, the Associated Press reports.

A spokesman for Fernandez said she suffered a previously undisclosed “skull trauma” on Aug. 12. A CAT scan in August had shown that nothing was wrong.

Fernandez, 60, went to a hospital Saturday to get an irregular heartbeat checked. Doctors looked at her skull again and found that she had a chronic subdural collection, a problem that often requires surgery to prevent brain damage. On doctor’s orders, Fernandez won’t be able to campaign for her party before the key congressional midterm elections on Oct. 27.

[AP]

9 comments
mikalrod
mikalrod

O, good for her! I had thought it was empty.

BarryButtBoy
BarryButtBoy

they look at Obama and all they see is  big azzhole full of chit

grahamhughes20
grahamhughes20

So how did she hit her head? Is this a convenient fabrication or was she mugged?

Samsroid
Samsroid

Very hypocritical of these Socialist Governors how they criticize the United States and democracy, but they run to a United States' clinic on the first sign of trouble. Why didn't she go to Cuba instead as Chavez had advised her? Oh, yeah. Could it be because Chavez is dead after they malpracticed his case in Cuba. 

Socialism, only works on paper and in the mind of the corrupt politicians that benefit from it. 

billc72069
billc72069

who will be the " acting or interim " president of Argentina for one month ?

bill.bradskey
bill.bradskey

@BarryButtBoy Ironically, Obama and the socialist Argentinean government that has ran their country into the ground aren't that different from each other.

earlmusto
earlmusto

@Samsroid - President Fernandez received her diagnosis and treatment at the Favaloro Foundation hospital a few blocks away from her Presidential offices and the Capitol complex.

She didn't even leave the city of Buenos Aires, let alone the country of Argentina to receive treatment.

earlmusto
earlmusto

@billc72069 - As is typical in constitutional republics like ours and like Argentina, with legally defined lines of succession, the Vice President Amado Boudou will take over President Fernandez' responsibilities until her return.

By the way, her spokesman indicated to the press that she plans to return to her post on January 24th, even though this story only reports that she will be taking "one month's rest."

bill.bradskey
bill.bradskey

@earlmusto @Samsroid That was her initial diagnosis, before they knew how bad it was. She's being flown to Texas for further treatment. Because she wants the best healthcare available in the world.