Heinz Kerry Upgraded To ‘Good’ Condition, Cause Of Seizure Still Unknown
BOSTON (CBS) — Teresa Heinz Kerry continues to improve after suffering a medical crisis in Nantucket over the weekend.
The State Department said Thursday evening, Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, has been upgraded from “fair” to “good” condition and she has been moved to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
“Doctors have concluded that Mrs. Heinz Kerry suffered a seizure on Sunday, but they are still determining its precise cause. As announced Tuesday, thankfully many possibilities have been ruled out,” the statement said.
On Tuesday, doctors ruled out a heart attack or stroke as the cause for the seizure.
Kerry at the opening of U.S.-China talks at the State Department Wednesday, gave a tearful thank you for the support his family has received.
“Let me confirm: It helps you get better,” said Secretary Kerry in a statement on Thursday evening. “We are blessed to have so many people care about Teresa, and by the continued grace of God and the prayer of everybody, she will soon share herself just how much she appreciates every last expression of kindness directed toward her and our family.”
While family members remain in Massachusetts, Secretary of State John Kerry will split his time between Boston and Washington, and resume his official travel schedule soon, the State Department said.