Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Granholm Hospitalized, Investment Trip Postponed

Governor Granholm underwent emergency surgery last night - from the inbox-

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm’s office today announced that her investment mission to Israel and Kuwait – where she was scheduled to meet with representatives from 50 companies interested in doing business in Michigan – has been postponed.

The mission was postponed due to a medical situation that arose in the past two days that the governor’s physician recommended be treated immediately.

The governor underwent successful, emergency surgery last evening to treat a bowel obstruction that is believed to be a complication from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1993. Physicians indicate that her prognosis is good, and she is resting comfortably. Information on the governor’s condition will be released as it becomes available.

We will have more as info becomes available- for now our thoughts and prayers are with Governor Granholm and her family...

Detroit News/AP story here.

Update: More from the AP-

Doctors said Granholm's prognosis was good, and she was resting comfortably.

Granholm wasn't feeling well on Sunday, said spokeswoman Liz Boyd. She reported having flu-like symptoms Monday, but kept her schedule.

Granholm had emergency surgery at Lansing's Sparrow Health System at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The surgery lasted two hours, Boyd said.

The announcement came this morning, soon before Granholm was expected to leave on the investment trip.

The investment mission had been expected to last through May 8. Granholm planned to recruit high tech, alternative energy and homeland security businesses during the trip.

The trip will be rescheduled for a later date, Granholm's office said.

If you wish to send a card, the state address is: Governor Granholm, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI, 48909.

The governor is expected to be in the hospital up to a week, according to the AP.

Update 2: Here's Liz Boyd with an update on the governor's condition; there will also be a press conference at 2PM with further details.