Senator Seay hospitalized, in Emory ICU

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One noticeable absence in the Senate during last Friday’s Crossover Day was Sen. Valencia Seay of Riverdale. Today, her colleague Emanuel Jones revealed why. Seay is in the ICU of Emory Hospital.

It is unclear why Seay is actually in the hospital, but several years ago she suffered a heart attack.

“I spoke to her daughter last night and she told me to pray for her,” Jones said from the well.

Jones said that Seay began feeling bad mid-week. Several senators said that she was complaining of slurred speech and blurred vision.

“She decided to go to emergency and she went in,” said Horacena Tate of Atlanta. “Her family is asking that we not call and visit. But we can take a moment to send up a prayer for her to continue to do better.”

Tate called for a moment of silent prayer for Seay.

Jones went on to say that he does not expect Seay to return at all during this session.

Politically, Seay’s absence, could have an impact on the future of Clayton County’s public transportation system.

Seay was scheduled to carry the House’s C-Tran bill HB 1393, which could restore the beleaguered transit system.

Jones, who had  butted heads with Seay on who would lead the Senate’s fight to keep C-Tran, will now carry his colleague’s water on the bill.

20 comments Add your comment

clark m

March 30th, 2010
12:01 pm

First!!!!!!!

clark m

March 30th, 2010
12:02 pm

I have always seen this and wondered why people did it, but now I understand, Im on top of the world….. haha

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smoochies

March 30th, 2010
12:04 pm

AJC, you really need a better proofreader before posting. (Jones, who had a butted heads) come on let’s do better. I need a part-time job.

Kevin

March 30th, 2010
12:10 pm

Smoochies,

A proofreader, that’s funny!

You get my vote. Any corrections :)

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DICK

March 30th, 2010
1:58 pm

IS SHE COVERED UNDER OBAMACARE?

Mr Spell Master

March 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

Bob

March 30th, 2010
2:12 pm

Sounds a lot like a stroke. I don’t know the senator, but I am praying for her and the family. If caught in time, Emory is a wonderful facility for both heart and stroke care.

KC

March 30th, 2010
2:28 pm

Dick stop being a Dick and have a little respect! Prayers go out Sen. Seay as well as her family!

Areyoukiddingme

March 30th, 2010
3:13 pm

clarkm – this is NOT TMZ – posting just to say you’re first shows how ignorant you truly are. Post intelligently or keep the hell off.

T Knight

March 30th, 2010
3:32 pm

This republican will say a prayer for the senator and her family

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jeb

March 30th, 2010
3:59 pm

Calling all Senators and Representatives…Please DO NOT USE GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE THAT MY TAX DOLLARS HELP PAY FOR YOUR HEALTH BILLS…..PLEASE USE YOUR CASH….. IF YOU OPPOSE TAX PAYERS TO USE IT TOO.

Jessica

March 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

Get well soon Senator. May God heal you and bless you.

To Dick…you are just that!

kaygeeone

March 30th, 2010
4:40 pm

I concurr with Bob. With the information provided, i.e slurred speech and a history of a heart attack it is very likely that she has suffered a Stroke (CVA). There are 2 types of Stroke, Ischemic and Hemorrhagic. The first mentioned is a blockage of the vessel which reduces or stops blood flow to a certain areas of the brain causing the signs and symtoms that were mentioned above. It can also lead to death. However, this type of Stroke is the lesser of the two. This type is more easily repairable. The other type, Hemorrhagic is when the clot actually causes the blood vessel to burst. This not only causes a lack of blood to an area of the brain it also can cause pressure on the brain which can cause the brain to Herniate at the Brain Stem which is ALWAYS fatal. To distinguish between the 2 different types of stroke the Doctors will usually do a CAT scan along with simple x-rays or more advanced tests such as MRI or PET scans.

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Impervious Pearl

March 31st, 2010
11:01 am

Our prayers go out to Senator Seay. This is not a time for jokes or inconsiderate behavior. She has a husband, children and grandchildren. While she may not represent your cause, she has worked tirelessly for her constituents.

DoubleAction

April 2nd, 2010
8:21 am

If you can’t say nothing about the woman, as a Senator, just wish her well.

Couga Mama

July 22nd, 2010
10:06 pm

the 6millions dollar come in handy you and your colleagues took from the kids.