Coble admitted to DC hospital
Dec 13, 2011 -
(Washington, D.C.)---- U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) is expected to miss votes the rest of the week after being admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital this afternoon with a respiratory illness. Doctors at George Washington University Hospital told Congressman Coble that his sodium levels were too low and he needed to be admitted for treatment.
Rep. Coble’s office announced that physicians at George Washington University Hospital expect that the 6th District representative could be in the hospital for 4-5 days.
According to his Chief of Staff Ed McDonald, Rep. Coble has been fighting a cold for more than a week. "His cold seemed much worse when he arrived in Washington last night," McDonald stated. "He requested a leave of absence on Monday because he did not feel well enough to vote after his flight to D.C. was postponed by more than six hours yesterday in Greensboro. When he did not feel any better today, he visited the Attending Physician in the Capitol, who made the determination to transport Congressman Coble to George Washington University Hospital for observation."
As of right now, doctors at the hospital have not detected any other concern other than the low sodium levels brought on by Rep. Coble’s respiratory illness.
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