Former Gov. Edwin Edwards back in the hospital

Edwin Edwards back in the hospital

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB/WVUE) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 93, is back in the hospital after being released three days earlier, a representative for the former governor tells WVUE-TV.

Leo Honeycutt, who represents Edwards and his family, says Edwards is currently being treated at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

Doctors at Ochsner have diagnosed Edwards with double pneumonia. The former four-term governor was admitted back into the hospital late Tuesday, Nov. 17 after he appeared to have a relapse of breathing difficulties.

Trina Edwards, his wife, said Doctors are administering antibiotics and conducting breathing treatments to contain and treat the pneumonia. Edwards was given another test for COVID-19 and his results were negative, Honeycutt says.

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