(Updated 8 a.m., Jan. 22)
Councillor Stephen Blais battling pneumonia
By Fred Sherwin
Coun. Stephen Blais has suffered a set back in his recovery
from a heart attack he suffered on Jan. 7.
remains in stable condition at the Ottawa Heart Institute,
but he is now battling a severe case of pneumonia which
doctors are treating aggressively.
a statement issued to media late Monday afternoon, Blais'
family says the councillor continues to receive excellent
medical care at the Ottawa Heart Institute. In the statement,
the family says,"We know Stephen is a fighter, which
strengthens our belief that he will overcome this temporary
32-year-old city councillor suffered a heart attack while
working out at the Goodlife Fitness Centre at Place d'Orléans.
After being revived by paramedics he was place in a medically
induced coma for two days.
has remained under care at the Ottawa Heart Institute
since being revived from the coma on Jan. 9.
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