Sen. Byrd “seriously ill”

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June 27, 2010 11:49 a.m.

Sen. Byrd’s office has just sent out word that the senator was hospitalized late last week with what were thought to be exhaustion and dehydration. But further tests now show that he is “seriously ill” according to a just released press release. Bear in mind that Byrd is 92 years old and has been hospitalized on a number of occasions in recent years. Press release after the jump.

BYRD ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has been admitted to a Washington area hospital and his doctors have described his condition as “seriously ill.”

Byrd was admitted to the hospital late last week suffering from what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures.  He was expected to remain in the hospital not more than a few days.

However, upon further examination by his doctors, other conditions have developed which has resulted in his condition being described as “serious.”

Additional details will be released only as they become available.

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