Docs: Kennedy Awake, Alert After Seizure

'These things' typical in brain-cancer patients; Dodd says he's 'fine'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2009 3:53 PM CST

(Newser) – After being hospitalized for a seizure suffered during an inaugural luncheon, Ted Kennedy is himself again, say those close to him. When one is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, a source tells ABC News, “these things happen,” and Kennedy is stable. “He’s fine,” said friend and fellow senator Chris Dodd. “He was talking all the way to the ambulance. He’s just exhausted.”

The Massachusetts Democrat, 76, is “alert, awake, and undergoing assessment,” said a hospital spokesman. “He is going to be fine,” added his son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy. “This is obviously not the place we want to be on a day like this, but he has good people taking care of him.”