Sen. Burdick Released From Hospital After Nearly Two Week Stay
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Sen. Quentin Burdick is recovering from treatment for seizures and his doctor says the 80-year-old lawmaker will be ready to go back to work when Congress convenes next month.
Burdick was discharged from the hospital Friday after a stay of nearly two weeks, his office said.
Dr. Janelle Sanda told Burdick to take it easy for the next couple of weeks, according to a statement released by his office.
″We fully expect the senator to be able to begin work full time when the Senate convenes in January,″ Ms. Sanda said in the statement.
Burdick, D-N.D., was taken to St. Luke’s Hospitals on Nov. 27 after being stricken with a seizure at his Fargo home.
Burdick suffers from small-vessel disease, an ailment that leads to blockages in tiny blood vessels in the brain, Ms. Sanda said. He was being treated for the seizures with medication, she said.
Burdick was elected last month to a fifth, six-year term over Republican Earl Strinden. The senator garnered 60 percent of the vote despite questions raised about his age and health.