Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ted Kennedy Suffers Seizure, Is Hospitalized

Updating the previous post--Sen. Ted Kennedy was hospitalized today after suffering a seizure at the inaugural luncheon for President Obama:
Kennedy was at a table with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Vice President Mondale and Mrs. Mondale, and others. While at the table, Kennedy began having seizures that lasted for several minutes. As they were carrying Kennedy out of the room, he was still seizing. President Barack Obama went out of the room with him, but came back in the luncheon room.

[...]Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., the oldest member of the Senate, was so upset and distraught from what he had witnessed, that he needed to be taken out. Byrd was conscious when he was taken from the room. The two have been friends for a very, very long time.

The latest reports indicate that Sen. Kennedy is awake and answering questions .

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