Former US President Ford hospitalized
Updated: 2006-01-17 08:35
Former US President Gerald Ford was undergoing treatment for pneumonia on
Monday and was doing well, his chief of staff said.
Ford, 92, was admitted
Saturday to Eisenhower Medical Center near his Rancho Mirage home, said Penny
Former U.S. president Gerald Ford acknowledges
the cheers from the crowd following a tribute in his honor at the
Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in this August 1, 2000 file
photo. Ford was admitted to a California hospital on January 16, 2006 for
the treatment of pneumonia, according to his spokeswoman Penny
"Based on his age it is prudent for his initial course of treatment — IV
antibiotics — to be done at the hospital," Circle told The Associated Press.
Ford should be released
from the hospital on Wednesday or Thursday, she said.
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford (R) stands
with his wife Betty following a tribute in his honor at the Republican
National Convention in Philadelphia in this August 1, 2000 file
"He's doing very well," Circle said.
When asked if the pneumonia was the result of any lingering effects from a
bad cold Ford had last month, Circle would only say, "I don't think