May 18th, 2008
10:30 AM ET
5 years ago

Doctors look for cause of Kennedy seizure

Sen. Kennedy seems to be out of any 'immediate danger,' doctors say.
Sen. Kennedy seems to be out of any 'immediate danger,' doctors say.

BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) - Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital Sunday were trying to determine the cause of Sen. Edward Kennedy's seizure.

Medical officials said the 76-year-old Democratic icon was in serious condition but seemed to be out of any "immediate danger."

Preliminary tests Saturday night determined Kennedy had not suffered a stroke, a physician at the hospital said.

Kennedy was flown to the hospital on a medical jet Saturday.

"Over the next couple of days, Sen. Kennedy will undergo further evaluation to determine the cause of the seizure, and a course of treatment will be determined at that time," said Dr. Larry Ronan, Kennedy's primary care physician. He added that Kennedy was "resting comfortably and watching the Red Sox game with his family."

Doctors offered no update Sunday morning.

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soundoff (116 Responses)
  1. Matt, Chico, CA

    All that guilt from Chappaquiddick finally caught up

    May 18, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. Jane

    I wish Sen. Kennedy a speedy and full recovery. And I must add that it was shameful that the news media used the event to have Bill Schneider air what amounted to a free ad for Obama.

    May 18, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. Edward

    Get well Sen Ted, this country and government still can use your help.

    May 18, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. concerned NJ

    WISH A SPEEDY RECOVERY TO A GREAT FIGHTER FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTY. HE IS THE ESSENCE OF AMERICA.

    GOD BLESS!

    May 18, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  5. John

    kennedy "FAKED" the spell because obama and his supports had their feet in their mouth.

    May 18, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. R.I.F.

    Fred,

    I didn't even mention your name because I forgot. The link that you have is a pure consevative website that no Democrate, Hillary or Obama supporter would suscribe to. If Hillary was the frontrunner you can be sure that all of their attention and articles would be about her. Are you sure your name isnt' Kevin James? That's the right wing windbag that got embarrased by Chisr Matthews. Get LOST! Aslo, no one as old as you are claiming to be would use LMAO.

    May 18, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. thumper

    Maybe Mary Jo was calling for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about time.

    May 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. Tony, Miami

    I hope Senator Kennedy get well soon. If it's not a stroke could it be malnutrition?

    May 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Dr. Love

    Word has it that Ted is working on a 3rd liter of vodka via his IV.

    May 18, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Proud American

    To all of you Senator Kennedy bashers you should be reflecting on your sad existence. This man does more for the human race in one week then you'll do in all your pathetic life.

    May 18, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Charles Hardeman

    Maybe his crush on obama became a bit too much?

    May 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Charles Hardeman

    it's about time this old rustbag kicked it.

    May 18, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. Charles Hardeman

    OH and for all of you here insulting hillary or her supporters, every time you do it you seal the deal that the pary will be divided in november. your arrogant stupid insults are whats splitting the party, not clnton.

    May 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. jgoldberg

    BEST WISHEZS FOR A HEALTHY RECOVERY FROM FIFTY OVER SIXTY FARTS IN VEGAS

    STAY IN THERE AND FIGHT TED////////////

    May 18, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. HUH?

    What in the world. You Obama supporters almost sound like you have a heart. I'm getting out of this blog!

    Exit Twilight Zone

    May 18, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. carrie

    please,the person posting as obama supporters and sying nasty stuff is NOT,i repeat NOT an obama supporter
    he is a clit-onite.
    a nasty bitter person.
    pay no attention to that inpostor.
    only the clitonites hide behind stupid and phony names to pew their venom

    May 18, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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