Dingell, 92, is the longest serving member of
"He's alert and in good spirits," she said Monday morning, "cracking jokes like always. He's in the process of being admitted to
Later in the day, she said on Facebook that they were continuing to monitor Dingell's enzymes and doing blood tests and could insert a heart catheter on Tuesday. "He is feisty and he is very clear he is in charge ... which the doctors and nurses are humoring him on and may lead to fireworks between us (so I guess life normal)," she wrote. "We will make decisions tomorrow when we have data and options. All of your prayers and love very much appreciated and are keeping me calm."
Since retiring from public office, Dingell has been a near constant presence on Twitter, with some 248,000 followers, offering often comic comments on sports and politics. On Sunday, he was tweeting about the NFL, writing, "Beginning to think I could be an NFL kicker."
But Dingell has also remained a sharp commentator on politics and President
During his decades in
In 2014, President
In recent years, he has had several health issues, however; he got a pacemaker in 2015 -- after which the former congressman tweeted, "Being old sucks." Last December, he was hospitalized at
On her personal Facebook page, she wrote, "Our journey of life continues. John was feeling off this morning and it appears he may have had a small heart attack. He is going to be admitted to Henry Ford hospital and we will figure out what next ... but for those that worry about him all he wants is phone to twitter. So I keep telling myself it will be ok."
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