Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton remained in a New York hospital for a fourth straight day today undergoing treatment for a blood clot near her brain.
The blood clot is located in a vein between Clinton’s brain and the skull behind her right ear. Doctors have been treating Clinton using blood thinners and, although any blood clot near the brain can be life threatening, they have stated that there was no neurological damage or stroke of any kind.
Clinton "is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery," her doctors said in a statement. "She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff."
This isn't the first time Clinton has sustained a blood clot. A swollen right foot in 1998 prompted her to seek medical attention and she was subsequently diagnosed with a clot in her knee which needed emergency treatment.
Former President Bill Clinton and the couple’s daughter Chelsea have been frequent visitors to the hospital since Sunday. Chelsea took to Twitter on Monday evening with an update on her mother’s prognosis.
"Thank you all for sending good thoughts my mom's way. Grateful to all her doctors and that she'll make a full recovery!" said Chelsea in her tweet.
Clinton’s stay in the hospital is helping to counter the views of some conservative pundits who stated that they felt that the secretary’s concussion was being faked in an effort to avoid the recent congressional Benghazi hearings. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton led the conjecture when he publicly referred to Clinton’s blackout as “diplomatic illness” on Dec. 17. Clinton has since stated that she intends to testify before congress later this month regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks which killed four Americans.
Clinton, rumored by many to be a front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, is set to step down as Secretary of State in the coming weeks. In a national Gallup poll released over the weekend, Clinton ranked as the most admired woman in the world for the 11th straight year.
There is no official word as to when Clinton will leave the hospital.