The Ebola-stricken New York doctor’s condition worsened Saturday as health officials confirmed he was being treated with an experimental drug.
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, “entered the next phase of his illness” and was suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms, officials revealed Saturday night — as NBC News reported that Spencer had also been given a plasma transfusion from Nancy Writebol, an aid worker who contracted the disease in Africa and has since been cured.
But the brave doctor, two days after testing positive for Ebola, was still “awake and communicating,” health officials said.
And he clearly hadn’t lost his sense of humor.
In an interview with The New York Times, Spencer said he had received “about 200 calls from reporters and 300 emails” but couldn’t take them all because he was a bit preoccupied.