WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed February 22, 2006
Antibiotics Helping Fletcher
Lexington, KY – Doctors say antibiotics appear to be working against an infection that's required Governor Fletcher to remain hospitalized more than a week after gallbladder removal.
Fletcher has been without a fever for more than 24 hours and is set to have a follow-up CT scan Wednesday afternoon.
The infection migrated to Fletcher's bloodstream and was traced to an E. Coli bacteria that's moderately resistant to antibiotics.
Specialists say the right antibiotics have now been found.
Day to day decision making duties have fallen to three of the Governor's senior advisers in his absence...Chief of Staff Stan Cave, Secretary of the Cabinet Robbie Rudolph and General Counsel Jim Deckard.