Saturday, May 17, 2008
Sen. Ted Kennedy has been hospitalized in Boston after apparently suffering two seizures Saturday morning.
The Massachusetts senator’s current condition is not known, but he does not appear to have had a stroke as was initially suspected.
One Democratic source told FOX News Kennedy suffered one seizure in the morning, and then another en route to Massachuetts General Hospital, where he is being evaluated.
A spokeswoman confirmed he had at least one seizure in the morning.
“He is undergoing a battery of tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure,” Kennedy’s Senate office said in a statement. “Senator Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48 hours.”
Kennedy is at the hospital with his wife, Victoria, and was visited there by Senate colleague John Kerry, D-Mass. The hospital is highly regarded and Kennedy has received treatment there before for other medical problems.
Kennedy was flown to the Boston hospital an hour after first being admitted to the emergency room at Cape Cod Hospital at about 9 a.m., hospital spokesman David Reilly told FOXNews.com.