Suwannee Democrat


October 2, 2012

Caruthers out of ICU

Expected to make full recovery

Live Oak — Suwannee County Commissioner Jesse Caruthers continues to improve in a Gainesville hospital following complications from a ruptured spleen. 

He was taken out of the intensive care unit and moved to another room at the hospital, his daughter Misti Caruthers Smith said Monday.

“He's on the fifth floor (and) if things continue on the current track its very likely he will be coming home this week,” she said.

Caruthers was taken to Shands Regional Medical Center in Live Oak on Friday, Sept. 14 where he was given the diagnosis of a ruptured spleen before being transferred to Shands Cancer Center and Trauma Unit in Gainesville for care.

Caruthers underwent surgery and was placed in the intensive care unit. 

“His doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery,” said Smith. “On behalf of my dad, mom and sister we would like to thank everyone for their concern, phone calls, visits but mostly their prayers we know they are working.”

Caruthers has been the District 1 county commissioner for the past 12 years.

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