Graham upgraded to good condition
December 5, 1997
Web posted at: 4:53 p.m. EST (2153 GMT)
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (CNN) -- Doctors treating the Rev. Billy Graham expect him to be well enough to be released in a day or two from St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, where he is being treated for an inflamed right lung.
Dr. Charles Burger said Graham, now listed in good condition, was suffering from "a run-of-the-mill case of pneumonia" centered in the lower portion of his right lung. The condition was being treated with antibiotics; Graham is said to be up and walking around and is looking much better, according to hospital spokeswoman Carol Chaffin.
Graham, 79, had been vacationing in the Caribbean before he was hospitalized Wednesday with chills and a fever. Graham also suffers from Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological disorder, but Burger said that his pneumonia was neither connected to nor aggravated by the Parkinson's.