The last two years have not been very kind to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and this week just added to her troubles.
According to the New York Post, the Supreme Court said in a statement earlier this week that the 87-year-old jurist had been hospitalized for what it described as a “possible infection.”
Her symptoms included a fever and chills, the Post noted.
Back in the hospital
Ginsburg’s medical challenges over the last two years are well-documented. The 87-year-old justice has survived multiple bouts with cancer, and last year, she took a hard fall that resulted in three broken ribs, NBC News noted.
Ginsburg also had a bile duct stent placed in August — and that is believed to be where her latest health struggle originated.
In a statement, the Supreme Court said “Ginsburg was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, early this morning for treatment of a possible infection. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., last night after experiencing fever and chills,” the statement added, as the Post reported.
According to the high court, Ginsburg underwent a procedure at the Baltimore hospital, where she was expected to remain for several days.
“She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August,” the court’s statement read, according to the Post. “The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
Get well soon
According to the Post, President Donald Trump was informed of Ginsburg’s hospitalization at a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday. There, Trump said he wishes the justice “the absolute best.”
“I wish her the best. I hope she is better,” Trump added, according to ABC News. “She has actually been giving me some good rulings.”
At Ginsburg’s age, any hospitalization is cause for concern, so it’s likely all eyes will be on her recovery in the coming weeks.
Conservatives may not agree with her decision-making all the time, but no one wants to see one of the nation’s highest jurists in bad health — including President Trump.