Shooting Victim Steve Scalise Undergoes Third Surgery – Condition Remains Critical…

“It’s been much more difficult than people even thought at the time. It’s been — [Steve Scalise] is in some trouble, but he is a great fighter and he is going to be OK, we hope.” … “I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country. Let’s hope so.”

~ President Donald Trump

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise underwent a third surgery this morning following his shooting injury sustained at the Republican baseball team’s practice in Alexandria, VA. Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said the Louisiana Republican remained in critical condition, and they began a third operation.

According to medical professionals multiple surgeries in this context are not unusual. There are multiple vital organs in the pathway of the bullet and surgeons are often checking to ensure prior procedures to repair damage are holding.  Rep. Scalise faces a long path of treatment and recovery ahead and remains in critical condition.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited the Scalise family at the hospital Thursday morning, but did not provide additional information about his condition.

(Via Politico) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his leadership team called an emergency conference Thursday morning to give lawmakers an update. Scalise’s Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), who also has visited him in the hospital, gave a moving speech about faith in dark times — and about Scalise’s strength as an individual.

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267 Responses to Shooting Victim Steve Scalise Undergoes Third Surgery – Condition Remains Critical…

  1. camulla says:

    I think we need to stop calling liberalism a mental disorder. It minimizes the violence, and Democrats like this shooter need to start being named terrorists.

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  2. carterzest says:

    Anyone have any feelings on this? I have and had my suspicions, but, this seems a bit out there…..but, what is “out there” anymore? Not sure if this has already been covered, I have been job hunting all day.

    Jim Stone: Scalise Was Definitely Being SETH RICHED Until Trump Intervened….CNN Freaks Out, Changing Their Lies…

    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=77295

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Sent you a message on twitter.

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    • ziggrl says:

      If a piece of bone or shrapnel hit organs, specifically the colon, it could cause sepsis, which gradually causes an infection in the body. This would cause his condition over a few hours to go from fair to critical. However, I do love a good conspiracy.

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      • bofh says:

        Pretty typical policy for most hospitals to list someone as “critical” after something like this, regardless of their actual condition. Think about it: how can someone be in “fair” condition if they’ve just had a massive trauma and required emergency resuscitation and surgery? So I doubt that he had an unexpected decline – I think he was critical from the get go. “Second look” re-operations are often needed with big messy injuries like this, and was probably planned at the time of the first surgery.

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    • GForce says:

      Proceed with caution… On the caterzest link. Yes it is possible to go from stable to critical in seconds. It is possible to get much worse after surgery, as the body considers that a trauma also. Beware of rabbit holes and those who lead you down them; you may find yourselves in a dark corner with no exit in sight.

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    • Gentry Matthews says:

      I respectfully disagree with the idea that the hospital deliberately caused Congressman Scalia’s condition to deteriorate. (FYI – I voted for Trump and do not regret it for one second.) I’m also a critical care and trauma nurse with a Master’s Degree in nursing and over 30 years experience with critically ill and injured patients. In short, yes, a person can “skip right over” fair to critical condition. Those terms are not scientific but merely labels to help non-medical people understand severity of condition along a spectrum. Second point – no, he did not just get “shot in the hip”. My most educated guess ( having actually seen circumstances similar to this in the trauma bay) is that the bullet entered the hip/pelvic area, tilted and yawed its way horizontally and upward through the abdomen, transecting all in its path. That would potentially include small bowel in many places as it lies folded over upon itself, liver, spleen, kidneys and even diaphragm/lungs. What I’ve read, whether accurate or not, is that there was no exit wound. If true, all that ballistic energy would have remained inside his body. Energy does not disappear, it transfers – high school physics. Another educated guess is that he underwent an immediate “damage control laparotomy” – basically opened up from under the breastbone to the pubic bone, all the organs in the abdominal cavity are explored to find source of bleeding, belly is left open and covered with sterile dressing to allow for massive swelling due to massive transfusions and fluid resuscitation and pt transferred to the ICU still on the ventilator to stabilize. Several more staged surgeries are required to close the belly. We learned this technique from our military – it’s evidence-based medicine. We see patients come in all the time talking, but with this type of injury, within minutes, we start to lose them as their BP crashes. Can’t comment on him being in good spirits, but perhaps that is the journalist’s spin/interpretation and seems likely he would have made every effort to sound strong and confident to his wife. So that’s trauma surgery in a nutshell. Hope I have enlightened some. I don’t mean to be contrary, but it’s troubling to me when I see a post that drums up conspiracy without factual backup. I’m also troubled that someone would promote the idea that highly qualified medical professionals would intentionally “botch” a lifesaving procedure. Honestly, there’s NO WAY this could ever happen in a real hospital. Too many people involved in trying to save his life – no way could they all be coerced or paid off to do that! And finally, this man is and will be facing a daunting path to recovery. Let’s all pray instead of drum up hysteria.

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  3. BakoCarl says:

    As the lies, hate, violence and corruption (evil) of godless people (many liberals, globalists, anarchists, fascists and Marxists) increases (and I believe it will), I believe that God is choosing to let the sin of these people reach a level of “ripeness” or “maturity” before He brings judgment on them.

    When that time is, and whether that judgment will be visible to us, I don’t know, but God does. God will judge.

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    That was an awesome clip of Rep Scalise and our President! All we can do is keep praying that Rep Scalise recovers from this horrific act.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. free73735 says:

    Reading this 4:30 PDT. Wanted to mention what Sundance said about internal organs. Watched “Trauma in the ER” last night & they showed a situation of a man who had been shot. They had to operate more than once as, their main concern seemed was infection. So maybe focused prayer on infections would help…..

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  6. Lucille says:

    Klayman Discusses How Left Must Take Responsibility for Virginia Shooting!
    Freedom Watch

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. georgiafl says:

    Can’t concentrate on the ball game…. need to post another prayer.

    Dear Holy Father,

    Thank you for delivering Your son Steve Scalise through two surgical procedures and for guiding the team of surgeons, specialists, nurses and technicians with Your wisdom and mercy.

    Please surround Steve and all his team with Your Holy Presence, Peace and Healing Power.
    Inspire them with love, kindness, tenderness, patience, good will, even the healing oil of joy.

    Hold them all in Your tender comforting arms.

    Give everyone the ability to rest and sleep deeply.

    Please protect Steve from infection, bleeding, organ failure, adverse reactions, drug interactions, allergies and all complications.

    Please intervene against mechanical, medication and human error.

    We ask You for a miracle, for what is impossible with man, that You knit Steve back together better than before, with each organ, muscle, ligament and bone intact, functional and thriving.

    Please do these things for Your Glory, so that the world will know You are The True, Living GOD of Love, Truth and LIFE!!!

    We Thank You, Praise You, and Adore You – for You alone are able to do these things.

    In Jesus Holy Name – that is above every other name in Heaven and on earth.

    Amen.

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  9. pam2246 says:

    I never knew former talk show host, Chuck Woolery is a conservative….

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sedanka says:

      A very staunch conservative, pro Trump, with a lot of wise things to say. Wiser than the “professional conservatives” we used to listen to on the radio and subscribe to newsletters to read their essays.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Kaco says:

      I’ve seen a few people here and on Reddit the_Donald post his tweets.

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  10. Sedanka says:

    Listening to the RINOs with their “balanced” reactions to this – saying that Trump bears some responsibility because of his tone! Very disheartening. I don’t believe that any of these Repubs will do anything but obstruct our President’s agenda and harm us, and it’s being done on purpose, not out of doubt or fear. The RNC hates us as much as the DNC does. Maybe even more.

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    • Kaco says:

      Yes, we were watching the Congressional baseball game on TV and one of the Rs was asked by Hannity about the shooting and if he blamed the vitriol and he responded something like the environment was already created before. I asked my husband, is he blaming Pres Trump? He thinks no, but I’m not so sure.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        The weak ‘R’ (like Mark Sanford, South Carolina) will make it look like it’s both sides. It’s not. Hasn’t been this one-sided for decades, and as the culture declined so too did the Democrat Party. It moved Left to achieve their ultimate ambitions of take-down and takeover the country. It’s disguised under the idea of the government helping people, but it’s really socialism, and all socialism eventually moves to the fascist state.

        It can’t survive otherwise.

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  11. MVW says:

    DJT is big hearted in his outreach message, but someone is waging an asymmetric war against America and Americans using the political parties DhimmiRats, GOPe, Mockingbird Media, Brownshirt ‘protest’ thugs, DhimmiRat Mayors directing police stand-downs, bullying of anyone openly supporting DJT with property damage and assault, obstruction, legal harassment, and the list is endless.

    DJT is working to MAGA, but the source of the asymmetric war, the leaders and financiers have to be destroyed. There is no substitute. We have a nameless, faceless, enemy, with no overt agenda other than our destruction.

    Who are these leaders and financiers, and why are they untouchable?

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  12. RJ says:

    The FBI, DHS, and other law enforcement should start by investigating the punks that were arrested during the Inauguration. Reverse engineer their Facebook and other social media postings to find their network of co-conspirators. The so-called resist movement is a digital multi-level pyramid scheme. Trace the scumbags then sweep them up and dispose of them like garbage.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Good idea. It’s also why so many were rushing to “defriend” him on Facebook. His friend list would be a treasure-trove of people of interest, or to monitor. “Sevenwheel” made a comment of how the guy’s FB page looks so similar to all of the other Lefties FB pages out there. That’s the scary part – and FB and twitter – run by Leftists, know this hate speech is there. Those accounts are not suspended or closed, but conservative accounts are.

      Ultimately, it will become a matter of national security if this social media can run-amok; leftist controlled and promoted. I don’t do FB, but am on twitter, but won’t engage with any Lefties on twitter. The internet provides anonymity, which is good and bad. We need to be protected, but also people cross the line, so difficult to know where it should stop.

      The fact that Leftist threats, intimidation, and encouragement of violence against the President, GOP, conservatives, etc. is allowed to stay, makes it clear the Left is in-charge, and our side is in danger.

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  13. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    The thing about being in the hospital is that if your original aliment that got you hospitalized doesn’t kill you there is a good chance the doctors and the hospitalization will do you in. I always tell people to not let the doctors keep you long in the hospital because the doctors will end up killing you. You always do better at home recuperating with the germ you are use to than staying at a hospital with their germs.

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    • Lucille says:

      Unfortunately, he’s a very long way from recuperating. Internal bleeding from his ripped up organs continues to be their prime concern.

      BTW, I’ve never caught anything during a hospital stay or in a doctor’s office, but have caught plenty at home or being around the little ones in my family.

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  14. Sevenwheel says:

    The striking thing about Hodgkinson’s facebook page isn’t how crazy it is. The striking thing about it is that his facebook account looks exactly like the facebook page of every other progressive on facebook. Same likes, same hate-groups, same reposted hate articles. Same spiteful comments. There’s nothing unusual about him. His facebook page is indistinguishable from that of any other progressive.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Same thing with all the Letters to the Editor that he wrote to his local paper in Ill. over the years.

      More wordy than most, but basically standard Lib fare that everyone sees all the time.

      Liked by 2 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Great point. Like Poe’s purloined letter, something in the open that few have observed.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bofh says:

      “The striking thing about it is that his facebook account looks exactly like the facebook page of every other progressive on facebook.”

      This is a very wise and sobering observation. We are seeing Robert Creamer’s vision being fulfilled: with enough goading and constant agitation, there is no shortage of crazies that will self-actualize and commit all of the violence desired by the left, leaving the MSM and “leaders” like Bernie Sanders with (what they consider to be) plausible deniability.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Creamer. There’s that name again. I’d be asking some questions around
        him and his minions on a few things. Like did they meet Hodgkinson back
        in the Occupy days, and keep tabs on him? Any continuing correspondence?
        Any flattering, meetings, funding, grooming that occurred? Did the “right
        people” around DC know that any white vans with Illinois plates were
        “invisible” to them if they heard about someone pulling them over?

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  15. oldarmyblog says:

    Here is my message to all Republicans in Congress: Start packing heat. Make sure that all your aides are packing as well. Pack all the time no matter where you are. Your town hall meetings should be conducted with you in one room and everyone else in a different room connected by a video feed. Press the flesh only with those that have been frisked and cleared. The left is gone over the Stalinist cliff. This is an organized effort to destroy democracy. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/guide/
    The enemy is real and they are here and dangerous.

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  16. Lucille says:

    Make no mistake: This was political violence committed by a left-wing extremist
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN
    Published on Jun 15, 2017

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