(Update) VP Biden’s Son Beau Hospitalized for Possible Stroke

May 11, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Vice President Joe Biden’s office released a statement, saying his son Beau has been hospitalized in Delaware. The reason for his hospitalization is still unknown at this point, but one local report indicates he may have suffered a stroke.

According to the Vice President’s statement, Beau Biden was conscious and alert when he was brought to the hospital:

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present. He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available.”

According to MSNBC’s First Read, Beau’s condition is still unknown and he was taken to the hospital after the Vice President’s TV appearances:

“According to a spokesperson in the vice president’s office, Beau Biden is up talking and conscious. This all happened after Vice President Biden completed morning shows from Delaware today.”

But the local ABC affiliate Action News, is reporting that Beau Biden, Delaware’s Attorney General showed signs of a stroke:

‘Beau Biden was showing signs of a possible stroke and was then rushed to the hospital from his home. A source close to the family tells ABC News that Beau had some discomfort and a headache. Beau Biden was awake and alert and communicating with his parents and wife, who were with him at Christiana Hospital in Newark.”

Vice President Joe Biden previously suffered from a brain aneurysm, but he fully recovered.

More details as they become available.

(Update: The White House just released a statement, saying that Beau Biden was treated for a mild stroke. The statement comes from Dr. Timothy Gardner, Medical Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at Christiana Care Health System:

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was admitted this morning to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware after having what we believe to be a mild stroke. He is in good spirits and talking with his family at the hospital. He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills. We expect him to make a complete recovery.”


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