Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore has returned to his residence after spending about a week in the hospital while recovering from brain surgery.
Last week, neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital inserted a shunt in Cardinal Keeler's brain to allow excess cerebrospinal fluid to drain away. Physicians have said a condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus, or a buildup of the fluid in the brain’s ventricles, had limited the cardinal’s ability to walk.
Archdiocese spokesman Sean Caine told the Sun Reporter that the cardinal had inpatient rehabilitation at the hospital and will continue therapy.
The cardinal has been walking and has resumed some of his activities as archbishop. Prior to being released from the hospital, he met with four priests who were ordained for the archdiocese on Saturday.