• Rev. Billy Graham doing well in Asheville hospital

    By: Linzi Sheldon


    ASHEVILLE N.C - Doctors said it could be a few more days before Evangelist Billy Graham is released from an Asheville hospital.

    Graham was brought to Mission Hospital on Saturday night.

    Graham representative Larry Ross describes him as "alert and vibrant" on Sunday, without a fever and said doctors are encouraged by his current condition.

    Ross told Channel 9 Graham is being treated for bronchitis with oral antibiotics.

    Graham, 93, was hospitalized twice last year.  In December, he was hospitalized for about a week and a half for pneumonia, and again in May.

    Ross said Graham he is bouncing back quickly, visiting with family and hospital staff.

    Ross said doctors just didn’t want to take any chances as soon as they suspected bronchitis.

    “They wanted to get ahead of any possible infection and decided to bring him into the hospital for treatment.  Had it been during the day, I think they probably would have kept him at home,” Ross said.

    Another update on Graham’s condition is expected Monday morning.

    We will keep you updated on Graham's condition as information becomes available.

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