Pataki's condition worse than doctors first reported

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Governor George Pataki (R-NY) joined his physicians at a news conference at a Manhattan hospital Wednesday, when they revealed his condition was worse than first disclosed.

Doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital say the 60-year-old governor was admitted with peritonitis, abdominal abscesses and fever five days after his appendix was removed at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. A spokesman for Pataki says he underwent a second surgery for an intestinal blockage, but didn?t say at first that it was caused by an infection.

Pataki says he is feeling great, much better than when he was admitted last week. Pataki is receiving intravenous antibiotics and is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis. Doctors say he could remain hospitalized for up to two more weeks.

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