Published: Sep 30, 2010 4:49 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 30, 2010 1:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.

Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-president will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Carter became ill during a Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed. His medical team recommended that he stay for two nights for monitoring.

The hospital stay had interrupted Carter's tour to promote his new book, "White House Diary."