(CMR) Alva Suckoo (48), MLA for Newlands is at home resting this week after having a pulmonary embolism over the weekend and spending three days in the hospital.
In a message sent to his concerned constituents earlier this afternoon Suckoo shared that he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for the embolism. He indicated that he received treatment and was released on Tuesday and would be at home resting. He shared:
“I am resting now and will continue to receive treatment and hopefully will be back to normal soon. I want to thank everyone who has reached out to offer support and well wishes. It was a scary experience and one that is very humbling but I always take these experiences as learning events and I have learned some valuable lessons from this. I look forward to making a full recovery and to continuing to represent you all. God bless and one love.”Alva Suckoo (Newlands)
Suckoo is serving his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and is also the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or, rarely, other parts of the body (deep vein thrombosis). Because the clots block blood flow to the lungs, pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening. However, prompt treatment greatly reduces the risk of death. Taking measures to prevent blood clots in your legs will help protect you against pulmonary embolism. Source