President Cristina Fernández will undergo surgery today, October 8, to drain a brain hematoma.
Fernández was diagnosed with a subdual hematoma, bleeding in the brain, on October 5.
The Presidency's official website [es] published a statement [es] from Fundación Favaloro, the hospital where Fernández will be operated. The statement indicates that the doctor's suggestion to rest “had to be modified” because on October 6 she felt “a sensation of ‘tingling’ in her left arm”:
Faced with such symptoms, our team went to the residence of Olivos to carry out a physical and neurological examination, noting a transient and slight loss of muscle strength in the same upper limb.
The statement concludes:
In light of this, the [medical] team indicated surgery. The surgery consists of basically draining the hematoma.
Netizens in Argentina have been showing their support through the hashtag #FuerzaCristina.