Wife: Edwin Edwards much better Monday

Edwin Edwards and wife, Trina
Edwin Edwards and wife, Trina

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Trina Edwards says her husband, former governor Edwin Edwards, is feeling much better and should be going home soon.

In a jubilant public posting Monday on Facebook, she wrote, "He's up and around, giving the doctor's a hard time, and cutting up with all the nurses!"

She said earlier that Edwards had pneumonia and was taken by ambulance on Saturday to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he was in the intensive care unit until Sunday evening.

Edwards is 84. He served four terms as governor, then served more than eight years in federal prison after being convicted of racketeering. He began three years on probation in early July, after he completed six months of home detention.

Online:

http://www.facebook.com/trina.g.scott

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edwin-and-Trina-Edwards/24301647572921

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been hospitalized with pneumonia. His wife, Trina Edwards, said he is tired but doing well.

She said in a Facebook message Sunday he was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center by ambulance on Saturday.

Trina Edwards added her husband "should be back to his old self in a couple of days."

Edwin Edwards is 84. He served four terms as governor, then served more than eight years in federal prison after being convicted of racketeering.

After completing six months of home detention in July, he married prison pen-pal Trina Grimes Scott the same month. Trina Edwards is the former governor's third wife.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)