Senator ‘Slightly Improved,’ But ‘Next Few Days Crucial’


Senator ‘Slightly Improved,’

But ‘Next Few Days Crucial’

Senator Jim and Cindy Seward.

MILFORD – “The next few days are crucial” for state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, who has “slightly improved” since being placed in a medically induced coma Thursday morning at Albany Medical Center, his wife Cindy told the Milford community in a Facebook post this afternoon.

She said the briefing was prompted by “all of our friends in our Milford community who have reached out with care, concern, and love, (about) my husband’s and my status.”


After entering Albany Med Thursday, the senator’s “condition ad deteriorated quite rapidly and became dire,” Mrs. Seward wrote.  However, “I spoke with the doctor last evening and Jim is responding to nurse commands and his condition is slightly improved.  The next few days are crucial.”

Still, today “my children and I were able to see him and speak to him once via Webex.”

Meanwhile, Mrs. Seward is in self-quarantine after being tested positive for the coronavirus last week, suffering from pneumonia and shingles.  “I am the lucky one,” she wrote.

She said “my doctor and the county Health Department are in touch daily. They are amazing,” adding  there has been an unbelievable outpouring of love and kindnesses and prayers and my family and I are so truly appreciative.”

She continued, “I hope this dispels the rumors and ask for continued thoughts and prayers for Jim’s healing and for all those struck with this virus as well as for the doctors, nurses, and all essential staff – those in the medical field and those essential people in businesses, very importantly in our local businesses, our emergency and fire departments, convenience stores, gas stations, and post offices.

“They are all heroes. Please be safe. Wear that mask when you must get essentials. Stay home if you are not essential staff. Pray for everyone. God is good.”

10 thoughts on “Senator ‘Slightly Improved,’ But ‘Next Few Days Crucial’

  1. Karin de Waal

    Cindy, we have met you and the senator numerous times at Cooperstown and Otsego County events. We thank you both for your dedication and all you have accomplished for the good of New York and our upstate community. We are very thankful for public servants like you. We wish you and your family all the best.

  2. Rick Hulse Sr. Donna Thomson Hulse

    You and Jim mean so much to all of us and it’s even more evident at times like this. Every friend you’ve got is on your side pulling hard for everything good to happen for you both.
    Rick and Donna Hulse

  3. Wayne Outwater

    To the best Senator in NYS. I have just added you to
    my daily prayer list !

    God Bless
    Wayne Outwater
    Lincklaen Town Supwevisor

  4. Kelly Morrissey

    Many prayers to the entire family. Keeping in my thoughts. Thank you for all you do for us, Jim.

  5. Lynn Brooks

    Thank you for the update and best wishes for Jim’s and your return to health! Bob and I will keep praying for you both, our leaders and country!
    Our daughter, a Doctor and Lt. Col. In USAF, being sent to Georgia tomorrow. Her specialty being critical care and infectious diseases. Continue to heal😍🥰💖

  6. Robynne Catheron

    Senator and Mrs Seward,
    Your family is in my morning prayers. You have both endured more than your fair share, and still your thoughts are for others. May God bless you with strength and rapid recovery.
    Kindest regards from Westford.

  7. Mrs. Phyllis Breidinger

    Mrs Seward, you have our sympathies. We are life long Democrats, but meeting Jim Seward years back was a privilege, and we have been supporters of his since. He is a good and decent man, and what more can you ask of any man.
    God bless him and your family in this struggle and give you the strength for your family to endure.

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