June 28, 2010

Dick Cheney Feeling Better

As Dick Cheney continues his latest stay in the hospital, his daughter has come forward to report that he is "feeling better" while he gets medication for his aggressive heart disease, that causes fluid buildup chronically.

His daughter Liz Cheney passed on the news about his condition. Her father Dick Cheney had bypass surgery for his heart troubles as well as angioplasties for his coronary arteries that were narrowed. He's had a pacemaker implanted since 2001.

Dick Cheney was the Vice President under George W. Bush, the climax of a long career in politics, seen as heroic by many and as evil by many others. Only time will tell how he is regarded by history, but I hope his family will have him here in the present for a while longer.

Dick Cheney Feeling Better

One of Dick Cheney's daughters said the hospitalized former vice-president could go home on Monday after receiving medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease. A medical source confirmed to CBS News that the 69-year-old former vice president is responding to IV treatment and appears to be doing better. The source warned, however, that the incident confirms Cheney's "tenuous cardiac status." Cheney, who has had five heart attacks, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday after experiencing discomfort.

Dick Cheney Feeling Better

Posted at June 28, 2010 4:00 AM