Reed Was Short of Breath
Congressman-elect Tom Reed’s political director Tim Kolpien says that Tom Reed is now resting comfortably in a Washington area hospital after becoming ill Sunday night. Kolpien says that Reed’s wife Jean called for help after Tom awoke in the middle of the night feeling ill and short of breath. Reed was taken to a nearby hospital from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, where he is staying while undergoing the congressional orientation for freshman members of Congress.
According to the political director, Reed has been diagnosed with some blood clotting in his lungs and is receiving the appropriate treatment.
Tom Reed, who is said to have no prior history blood clots, is in good condition and resting comfortably. Reed hopes to be released from the hospital in the next day or two to be officially sworn-in to represent the constituents of New York’s 29th Congressional District.
Tom and Jean thank everyone for their kind thoughts and get well wishes. “I’m feeling good and looking forward to getting to work,” Reed said.