Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized for seizure
posted at 9:30 am on July 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
As a few commenters have noted this in other threads, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry has been hospitalized after suffering a seizure. Her current condition is critical but stable:
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to a ketchup company fortune, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Monday, a day after showing symptoms consistent with a seizure, a person in close contact with the family said.
Heinz Kerry was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Sunday night after doctors at a hospital on Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island stabilized her, said Glen Johnson, a spokesman for Kerry. The secretary of state was with his 74-year-old wife as an ambulance first transported her to the island hospital, and also during her transfer to the Boston facility.
A spokesman for Nantucket Cottage Hospital said Heinz Kerry arrived in critical condition, although doctors were able to stabilize her.
Family members saw her exhibiting symptoms consistent with some sort of seizure, said the person in contact with the family, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about Heinz Kerry’s condition. She was being evaluated by physicians on Monday morning, the person said.
Anyone who has witnessed a spouse or another loved one having a seizure knows just how awful this can be. I’ll be praying for a full recovery for Mrs. Kerry and for peace and comfort for her husband and their whole family, and I hope readers will join me in those prayers.