Former President Jimmy Carter checks into Emory Hospital for brain procedure.

Former President Jimmy Carter checks into Emory Hospital for brain procedure

Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, stemming from his recent falls, the Carter Center said.

The Carter Center released a statement that said his procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. 

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“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the statement continued.


 

On Oct. 21, he suffered a “minor pelvic fracture” from a fall at his home in Plains. Carter, who turned 95 earlier in the month, spent three days at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus before being released.

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That was his second accident in two weeks and third major accident since May, when he fell and broke his hip.

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Carter also bumped his head in October and required 14 stitches.

He made quick recoveries from both October accidents, even appearing at a Habitat for Humanity event, sporting a black eye and wearing an Atlanta Braves hat on the same night he hit his head.

On Sunday Nov. 3, he taught Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

“We are praying for him and we believe he is going to be okay,” Rev. Tony Lowden, Carter’s pastor at Maranatha Baptist, said Monday night. “He is one the greatest persons I have ever known,” Lowden added.

In 2015, Carter beat cancer. Doctors had found four small melanoma lesions on his brain. The discovery followed the removal of a lesion on his liver that took about 10% of the organ.

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President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning, the Carter Center said in a statement.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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