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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:27 PM
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Byrd admitted to hopsital after fall at home
Source: By Paul J. Nyden Staff writer Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has been admitted to the hospital following a morning fall at his home in suburban Washington, D.C.

He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, his office reported Monday afternoon.


Byrd was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He fell after standing up too quickly, his staff said.


"While having no broken bones or bruises, upon examination, doctors found an elevated white-blood cell count, which can be an early sign of an infection," spokesman Jesse Jacobs said in a prepared statement. "Therefore, his doctors have determined that Byrd should remain in the hospital for antibiotic treatment and observation.



Read more: http://www.wvgazette.com/latest/200909220445



Get well soon Senator Byrd.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:28 PM
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1. You're in our thoughts and hearts, Senator. nt
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:28 PM
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2. Thank God he didn't break any bones! At 91, anyone is very
vulnerable to that!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:26 PM
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9. Very, very true. I have had so many older women friends and won't go any further
just to wish to Senator well.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:38 PM
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3. Poor old guy! I'm glad nothing's broken,
but any trip to the hospital at his age means they may find something else...perhaps the reason for the fall. I hate to hear this...
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Alameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:42 PM
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4. Me too!
.........then all the antibiotics aren't great either. I hope he takes some probiotics.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:43 PM
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5. Get well, Senator!
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:45 PM
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6. A Hospital Is the LAST Place I'd Go For Treatment of Infection!
MRSA, anyone?
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Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM
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10. he got a staph infection when he was last hospitalized
He was hospitalized for a minor infection in May, but he got a staph infection causing him to have to stay there until the end of June.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:35 PM
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11. Too bad medicare refuses to pay for home antibiotic
treatment by IV. Stupid, isn't it?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:55 PM
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12. No kidding.
When I was visiting a seriously ill relative I was appalled at how many rooms in the same wing with a MRSA warning on the door. Not that surprising when it crossed the threshold to his room too.
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:05 PM
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7. I have nothing by the admost admiration for Senator Byrd, but
I believe the man's time has passed. I really feel he should step aside and allow younger stronger men to fight the good fight. I do wish him well.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:20 PM
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8. Hang in there, Senator. I love you! nt
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:02 AM
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13. I don't love Byrd.
I know he's changed, but he wrote in 1944 one of the most disgusting things ever heard in this country...

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

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