Barry Released From Hospital -- Again

By Matthew Stabley
|  Monday, Oct 12, 2009  |  Updated 10:30 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Barry Re-Hydrated

Getty Images

What, Barry worry?

advertisement

Howard University Hospital released Councilman Marion Barry after treating him for dehydration and a mild infection, according to his office.

The Mayor for Life drove himself to the hospital a week ago when he wasn't feeling well and was admitted after a series of tests. On Tuesday, he was moved to intensive care as a precaution.

Barry said he Monday he is feeling much better.

"I would like to first thank God for giving me the strength to rise above," Barry said in a release his office issued Monday. "By His grace and the wonderful work of my doctors and the staff at Howard University Hospital, I am able to address my health issues more effectively. Nearly eight months after receiving a new kidney, I am feeling very well and I am ready to get back to work."

Infections are common for people who have undergone a kidney transplant, doctors said.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out