Billy Graham on mend in NC hospital, still weak

Posted May 14, 2011, at 6:13 p.m.
The Rev. Billy Graham was admitted to an Asheville, N.C. hospital on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 for treatment for pneumonia.
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The Rev. Billy Graham was admitted to an Asheville, N.C. hospital on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 for treatment for pneumonia.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Doctors say the Rev. Billy Graham is responding well to antibiotics as he recovers from pneumonia, but he is still too weak to leave a North Carolina hospital.

Merrell Gregory with Mission Hospital in Asheville said Saturday the 92-year-old evangelist remains in fair condition and will spend another night in the hospital.

Gregory says the overnight nurse who cared for Graham called him sharp as a tack and says they talked about her late grandfather, who once worked for the preacher.

Graham entered the hospital on Wednesday after suffering from sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty. Gregory says doctors have not determined when Graham might be able to return to his home in the North Carolina mountains.

 

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