Governor Ernie Fletcher's temperature fluctuated today and doctors placed a tube in his abdomen to drain fluid.
Doctors at Saint Joseph's East Hospital in Lexington say he is suffering from an infection in his blood.
They ave pinpointed the bacteria that has infected the Governor's bloodstream and he is being treated with antibiotics.
Fletcher underwent surgery to have his gallbladder removed last week but has suffered a series of setbacks during his recovery.
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