Gordon improves, remains in hospital

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – State Sen. Jack Gordon, D-Okolona, continued to improve Monday at University Medical Center after becoming ill over the weekend.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who visited Gordon mid-afternoon, told the state Senate about 4 p.m. “he looked marvelous.”
Gordon was listed in good condition Monday after being listed as critical Sunday when he arrived at UMC. He also was in a private room, according to various senators.
“There are more tests to be run,” said Sen Terry Burton, R-Newton. “They are encouraged by his progress,” but are waiting for tests results before making any long-term prognosis.
Additional information on Gordon’s illness was not available Monday.
But Burton said Gordon, 65, was out of his room and moving about in the hall. He described him as “cantankerous” and ready to resume his duties at the state Capitol.
Gordon became ill while en route to Columbus after watching Saturday’s Tennessee-Mississippi State basketball game in Starkville.

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