The health of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton improved recently and was back on track to be in great shape on Tuesday night, according to her doctor.
But Dr. Lisa Bardack said the former secretary of state’s doctors were cautious about whether Clinton would make a comeback to the race.
Bardack, a physician who also is a health adviser to Clinton, said she had spoken to Clinton several times since her recent bout of pneumonia.
“She is back on her feet,” Bardack told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” on Monday.
“And we are optimistic that she will make the transition to full health and that she can continue her important work.”
Bardak did not identify the specific reason Clinton’s illness improved, but said it was a combination of fatigue and dehydration, and she felt like she was in a better state of health.
She said she was working on a new version of a book about her time in office.
Bardsack also said Clinton’s doctors felt she had “the full range of her ability” to return to the campaign.
“I have been extremely patient and cooperative with her doctors and her team,” Bardak said.
Bond and health recordsThe health of Clinton, 71, began to improve on Aug. 7, when she was treated at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
She went to the hospital that evening to have blood drawn and had a CT scan.
The next day, Clinton was treated in the same hospital.
But she was told to stay home for several days, Bardack explained.
“It was a long and complicated process,” she said.
Clinton had been feeling better since, but Bardack noted that the Clinton campaign was still working on the health of her and that her doctors are not confident she will be able to campaign again.
“The campaign is working to restore confidence in her and her campaign and get her back on the trail,” she added.
The Clintons have had to contend with a series of public health crises since 2008, including pneumonia, an illness that forced former President Bill Clinton to resign from office and caused a blood clot in his brain that forced him to undergo a surgery.
After Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, the Clintons moved to a private home in the Hamptons and kept a high-profile schedule.
The former first lady is scheduled to give a speech at a campaign event on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Community College, according a campaign statement.
Clinton has been recovering at home in her home in Chappaqua, New Jersey, with her husband, former President Barack Obama, and her doctor, Dr. Vivek Murthy.
The two have had a relatively quiet relationship for the past few months.
Clinton was hospitalized for an extended period of time in July, but has been back on medical and physical recovery.
Baldwin, who worked for Obama as his deputy chief of staff in 2008 and 2009, said the health challenges of Clinton have had an effect on the campaign.
“It has been very difficult for the Clinton camp to make any sense of it,” Baldwin said.
“And to be candid, it has really taken some of the energy from the campaign and energy of the party, and taken it away from what I would say are her best assets as a candidate.”
Baldson said the Clinton health issues have been particularly frustrating for the Obama campaign.BALDWIN: I’ve never seen anyone more frustrated by the health issues that the Clintons have been dealing with in their life than Bernie Sanders.
I think Bernie Sanders has been the one person who has been able to say, ‘Hey, we have a problem, we need to deal with this,’ and the Clinton administration has really been the problem, and the Clintons, the Obama administration, has been doing absolutely nothing to address it.BACON: They have really just taken a position that the health care issue is so serious that they’re willing to take away a lot of Hillary’s power as a political force.