I just spoke to a staff member of Senator Johnny Isakson who has also sent the press release below. Isakson was admitted to the hospital yesterday, and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit out of an abundance of caution as they determined the nature of his illness. The Senator is suffering from a bacterial infection and while the treatment is rigorous, he is doing well and expects to return to his normal schedule very soon.
As an aside, I had the pleasure of seeing Senator Isakson at an event in Newnan Saturday evening. He looked great and was having a good time, enough so that the joined the band of Banks and Shane for a rendition of “A Pirate Looks At 40”, with the Senator joining in on the tamborine.
Best wishes to Senator Isakson on a speedy recovery. Full press release here:
Atlanta – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was hospitalized in Atlanta on Monday, March 22, after complaining of feeling ill and being dehydrated.
“Senator Isakson woke up yesterday feeling ill and very dehydrated, and he was admitted to Northside Hospital to receive fluids and undergo tests. Doctors believe Senator Isakson is suffering from a bacterial infection. Senator Isakson is responding very well to the treatment and is feeling much better. He met this morning with his Senate chief of staff at the hospital and hopes to be back at work soon,” spokeswoman Joan Kirchner said.