Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

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According to Sava, the bullet fractured upon entering Scalise's hip. Although infection remains a risk, Scalise's vitals had stabilized Friday afternoon. "He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding". "The round fragmented and gave substantial damage to bones, internal organs, and blood vessels". He died later from injuries sustained in a shootout with police. He will be in the hospital for some time. "I feel a lot more confident than I did two, three days ago".

"The congressman's status remains critical", Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters.

In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend.

Scalise has endured more than one surgery since then and his doctors expect that more are in the offing as they ensure the congressman does not have an infection as a result of the gunshot wounds.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family.

Former President George W. Bush wrote on Instagram Friday, "Last night I had a nice chat with Jennifer Scalise, who reports that Steve is fighting hard and getting better".

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Speaking before Central American leaders at a prosperity and security conference organized by the State Department and Homeland Security Department here, Pence said he and President Donald Trump were "deeply saddened" when they received the news Wednesday.

Mr Scalise was among five people wounded in the shooting.

Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive.

Bailey is a member of Congressman Steve Scalise's protective detail.

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone.

Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, this year players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, for part of the game.

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