BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to a ketchup company fortune, remained hospitalized but was upgraded to ‘fair’ condition Monday, a day after showing symptoms consistent with a seizure, a person in close contact with the family said.
She was listed in critical condition Sunday night and Monday morning.
Kerry spokesperson Glen Johnson released the following statement Monday:
After conducting tests overnight and this morning, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have upgraded Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition from critical to fair.
She is undergoing further evaluation, and Secretary of State John Kerry, her son, and other family members remain with Mrs. Heinz Kerry at the hospital in Boston, as they have been since she became ill.
The statement said the family is “touched by the outpouring of well-wishes.”
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 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.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports
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. (Continued…)