'Take Care of My Friend,' Bush Tells Ted's Wife

Meanwhile, Sen. Kennedy, 76, rests, undergoes more tests
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 2:14 PM CDT
'Take Care of My Friend,' Bush Tells Ted's Wife
Edward M. Kennedy Jr., son of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), arrives at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, Monday, May 19, 2008.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

President Bush called Ted Kennedy's wife, Victoria, this morning, asking her to “take care of my friend," the Boston Herald reports. Kennedy's wife is staying by the senator's bedside amid a stream of well-wishers. Kennedy had two seizures on Saturday, not one as originally reported, his father-in-law told WBZ-TV today.

The 76-year-old Democrat is waiting for results from tests taken yesterday, passing the time by watching sports on TV and rented movies. “The Senator had a restful night, and will be undergoing further evaluation today,” Kennedy's staff wrote in an update. “It is unclear whether anything definitive will be known today or tomorrow.” (More Ted Kennedy stories.)

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