Ford improving, remains hospitalized |

Ford improving, remains hospitalized

NWS Gerald Ford PU 8-7

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. ” Former President Gerald R. Ford on Tuesday remained hospitalized for an 11th day for treatment of pneumonia and continued to improve, his spokeswoman said.

There was no word on when Ford, 92, might be released from Eisenhower Medical Center. He was initially expected to return to his nearby home five days after he was admitted on Jan. 14.

“His course is very stable and he continues to resolve his pneumonia,” his chief of staff, Penny Circle, said in a statement Tuesday. “The doctors are assessing him for discharge on a day-to-day basis.”

Circle said his condition was not life-threatening.

Ford has been out of bed, chatting and eating well.

The nation’s oldest living former president and his wife, Betty, have lived in Rancho Mirage since leaving the White House in 1977. Longtime visitors to the Vail Valley, they also have a home in Beaver Creek.

On the Web: Ford Library ”

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