Bp O'ConnellBishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Diocese of Trenton, underwent surgery today, Dec. 29, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, to remove his left foot, ankle and part of his lower left leg reaching halfway between the knee and the ankle. The surgery was needed to address several serious infections brought about by diabetes. (Release from the Trenton Diocese)
Bishop O’Connell’s surgery was described as successful by his surgeons, and he is resting comfortably. He will remain at Robert Wood Johnson for a few days of observation, and then will be moved to St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville. He is expected to make a full recovery, and will be fitted for a prosthesis at a time to be determined by his doctors.
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