Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) underwent surgery today after suffering a stroke this weekend. A portion of his skull was removed to relieve pressure on his brain.
Chicago Tribune reported:

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain after suffering a stroke, and doctors say they are hopeful about his recovery.

“On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck,” his office said in a statement.

“He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke,” it said. “Early this morning, the senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful.

“Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator’s recovery over the weeks ahead.”

Dr. Richard Fessler, the neurosurgeon who performed the surgery, said Kirk was beginning to “deteriorate neurologically” Sunday night and doctors decided they had to operate. A portion of his skull was removed to relieve pressure.

Prayers for his recovery.

 

 

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  1. I wish him a speedy recovery…. Now wait for Dems to call for him to step down — one, two three…

  2. Has Huffpo had to turn off the comments on this story yet?

  3. too bad it didn’t happen to a former senator from Illinois…

  4. Doctor is amazing, just heard him on the radio. So happy that it sounds so promising. God Bless all.

  5. Prayers

    :-(

  6. i wonder how sen tim johnson’s episode [d] compares. i forgot about him until just now
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9SERTJ86&show_article=1

  7. So very sad. Hope he has a miraculous recovery!

  8. ++

    OT..

    Assad’s fall could solve Iraqi weapons mystery

    heck, i’m still awaiting answers as to what these Barack
    Obama/Saddam Hussein pals may have to do with it.. :mad:

    i dunno, but the timing sure makes me wonder..

    ==

  9. ++

    get well prayers going out to the Senator..

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  10. This is unbelievable. I just met him last Monday night and he looked great. You never know! He is in my prayers and I wish him a speedy recovery. We need him desparately in the Senate defending our liberty. This is so sad.

  11. So glad the senator had the presence of mind to immediately get himself to a hospital and, that America “still” has the finest doctors in the world.
    Imagine if the likes of Barack Obama, Cynthia McKinney, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Hilary Clinton et al fashioned their brand of health care system for us, his choices would be the Cuban style, the English style or the Italian style of health care or, death which is, for all practical purposes, one and the same thing.
    I’m so glad Senator Kirk didn’t have to choose any of those.
    Speedy recovery Senator.

  12. Gabby Giffords was allowed a whole year to recover. I wonder how long it will be before dems start the whispering campaign that Kirk should step down due to diminished ability – even, as I sincerely hope, he has a complete recovery.

  13. Get well Mark, Wishing you a full and speedy recovery……

  14. If he were over 70 and on Obamacare, he would have received only palliative treatment.





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