Boston Mayor Thomas Menino may be heading home soon after a lengthy hospital stay.
The Boston Globe reports that Menino predicted during a visit by Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart that he expected to be released from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Sunday. His office said a Sunday release in time to spend Christmas at home was a "hope," but not a certainty.
The longest serving mayor in the city's history went to Spaulding to continue his recovery last month after spending about six weeks at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a respiratory infection that developed during a vacation in Italy.
While at the hospital he suffered complications including a compression fracture in a vertebra in his spine. Menino was also diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
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