Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ted Kennedy in Stable Condition

From the Boston Globe:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy was rushed from his Hyannisport home to Massachusetts General Hospital this morning after an apparent seizure. One government official said the 76-year-old senator suffered a second seizure aboard a helicopter transport flight from the Cape to Boston.

Kennedy’s Senate office released a written statement just after 2 p.m. today offering the first official confirmation, saying, “It appears that Senator Kennedy experienced a seizure this morning. He is undergoing a battery of tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure. Senator Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48 hours.”

A Kennedy associate said late this afternoon that the senator was conscious, talking, and spending the time surrounded by family, as his doctors work to discover what caused the seizures.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Ted.