Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Senator Kennedy Collapses At Inauguration

Image credit: Senator Kennedy's official Senate website.

I really don't know much about this, but since folks have been searching for information about this and landing on my article from last year on his previous episode, I'll quote this from Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, was recovering at a Washington hospital on Tuesday after suffering a seizure at an inaugural lunch for President Barack Obama.

According to witnesses, Kennedy collapsed during the meal but recovered enough to smile and talk with his fellow lawmakers as his stretcher was wheeled to an ambulance and he was taken to Washington Hospital Center.

Testing suggested the seizure was "brought on by simple fatigue," said Dr. Edward Aulisi, the hospital's chairman of neurosurgery.

"Senator Kennedy is awake, talking with family and friends, and feeling well," Aulisi said in a statement.

Sen. Kennedy collapses at Obama inaugural lunch

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Over at Firedoglake, Egregious wrote about the collapse while liveblogging the inauguration.

It looks like it's too soon to say how serious this is, though the implications aren't good. If you check out that earlier article of mine, you'll notice that the descriptions of his condition sound remarkably like this one. That was before he was diagnosed with brain cancer, of course.

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