Santorum: Daughter Has Had 'Miraculous Turnaround'
Isabella Santorum was diagnosed with pneumonia
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 4:32 AM CST
Rick Santorum speaks to the media after arriving back in Pennsylvania on Friday.   (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Newser) – Rick Santorum says his 3-year-old daughter, who was hospitalized over the weekend, has had a "miraculous turnaround" after being diagnosed with pneumonia, reports Politico. "Life for the Santorum family has improved dramatically ," he said. “We’ve still got a long way to go, but she’s without a doubt turned a corner.” Isabella Santorum suffers from Trisomy 18, a rare genetic condition that brings a collection of physical and developmental problems.

“She’s got a mask on because she needs help breathing, but she’s smiling through it,” said Santorum, who canceled campaign appearances to be with his daughter. The candidate says he plans to return to the campaign trail tomorrow, but all remaining Florida appearances have been canceled and he will be hitting Midwestern states instead, the AP reports.