By Bobby Harrison
Daily Journal Jackson Bureau
JACKSON – Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, had a medical shunt installed Wednesday to help with drainage from the gallbladder surgery he underwent last week.
Rep. Bobby Moak of Bogue Chitto, who is the Democratic leader of the House, said Holland was resting comfortably and improving at the University of Mississippi Medical Center after first undergoing the gallbladder surgery, which lasted about three hours, followed by Wednesday’s procedure.
Holland was taken to UMC where he underwent the surgery after he reported on the House floor Thursday he was not feeling well.
Moak predicted Holland’s recuperation would take longer than previously thought and that he would not return to the Legislature this week as had been believed at one time.
Holland has been in the state House since 1984 where he represents portions of Lee County.