Joe Biden's son Beau hospitalized for evaluation after 'disorientation' episode

beau-biden-hospitalized.jpg Beau Biden, the eldest child of Vice President Joe Biden and the current Attorney General of Delaware, was admitted to the hospital in Houston Monday (Aug. 19) to be treated for some symptoms he experienced last week while on vacation with his family, the White House says in a statement.

"This morning, the vice president accompanied his son Beau Biden to Houston, Texas, where Beau is being evaluated to determine the case of an an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation with his family last week," reads the statement.

Delaware Justice Department spokesman Jason Miller tells the New York Times that Beau felt weak last Wednesday after driving to Indiana for a family vacation and was later admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He then later traveled to Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia to meet with his personal physician.

Aides tell the Times that the vice president will remain in Houston through Tuesday, then will resume his scheduled appearance with President Obama in Pennsylvania later this week.

In 2010, Beau was hospitalized for a week after suffering a minor stroke but was eventually released and made a full recovery.
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