Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sen. Kennedy Released From Hospital After Collapse Scare

Sen. Ted Kennedy was released from Washington Hospital Center after tests revealed that Kennedy suffered a seizure because of fatigue.
Dr. Edward F. Aulisi, the hospital’s chairman of neurosurgery, said Tuesday that the seizure had probably been brought on by “simple fatigue” after a long morning in the cold at the inaugural ceremony. Medical experts said a seizure in a brain cancer patient was not unusual and ordinarily had no serious consequences.

Dr. Aulisi said that Mr. Kennedy was “feeling well.” He was held overnight for observation before his release Wednesday.

Mr. Kennedy, who began serving in the Senate in 1962, disclosed last spring that he was suffering from a brain tumor, later identified as a glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Less than two weeks later, he flew to Duke University, where he underwent surgery.
Good news for the Kennedy clan.

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