The AP, through the Huffington Post, is reporting that AG Beau Biden’s bout of fatigue and disorientation in Indiana last week was not the first time symptoms appeared.
Emergency responders were called earlier this month to the home where the son of Vice President Joe Biden has been staying, two weeks before he was hospitalized during a family vacation, authorities said Wednesday. A [New Castle] county dispatch center log indicates that someone at the vice president’s home was reported to be possibly having a stroke and apparently not alert. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, 44, has been staying at his father’s Greenville home while his own house is renovated. [...]
Rickie Clark, a staff supervisor with the Cranston Heights Fire Co., confirmed Wednesday that county dispatchers received a call for help from Joe Biden’s home. However, he refused to provide further details.
The dispatch log on the fire department’s website shows two references to the vice president’s home on Aug. 1, one at 9:25 p.m. and another about a minute and a half later. Both cite “Cva-Not Alert,” indicating that a person was in distress and apparently not alert or responsive to his or her surroundings. Clark said “Cva” is shorthand for cerebrovascular accident, or stroke.
I’m just filled with a sense of foreboding.
UPDATE: It is now being reported that Beau Biden underwent a “successful procedure” yesterday and is returning home to Delaware tomorrow. The statement from the Vice President, released through the White House, is optimistic but vague. It is as follows:
Yesterday our son Beau underwent a successful procedure. He is in great shape and is going to be discharged tomorrow and heading home to Delaware. He will follow up with his local physicians in the coming weeks.
Reading between the lines, and while not being a doctor or any kind of medical expert, I imagine that the successful procedure was in fact the biopsy, where a portion of the “mass” was removed from Beau’s brain for testing. Earlier reports today indicated that a biopsy had been performed yesterday and the results would not be known for a few days.