Archbishop Dmitri released from hospital

His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, Retired Archbishop of Dallas, has been released from Baylor Medical Center here.

“It was concluded that His Eminence could be treated at home just about as well as in the hospital,” said Mr. Milos Konjevich, diocesan treasurer.  “The conditions that could best be addressed by hospital care have been addressed; a case could always be made for staying in a few days longer to clear up other issues, but his peace of mind in being back home was the overriding consideration.”

It has been reported by Archpriest Marcus C. Burch, diocesan chancellor, that the Archbishop had been admitted to the hospital on Monday afternoon, August 15, 2011, in order to obtain optimal treatment for a urinary tract Infection.

Father Marcus, who had spoken with Archbishop Dmitri by phone on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 17, had reported that the Archbishop was in good spirits and looking forward to leaving the hospital as early as Thursday.

His doctors are limiting visits to the Archbishop to late afternoons and early evenings to ensure that he gets adequate rest.  He will be able to participate in liturgical services and attend fellowship to the extent that his strength permits.  The doctors’ goal is to work on improving his strength, endurance, and nutrition, but this can only be accomplished with adequate rest.

“His Eminence is being well cared for by the faithful of Saint Seraphim’s Cathedral,” Father Marcus added.  “We appreciate your prayers for the health and salvation of our beloved retired Archbishop.”

Correspondence may be sent to His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, PO Box 191109, Dallas, TX 75219-1109.