Former Governor Edwin Edwards decided to place himself in hospice care following low blood pressure and oxygen levels

Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – Former Governor Edwin Edwards decided to place himself in hospice care today at his home in Gonzales, following a trip Sunday by ambulance to nearby St. Elizabeth Hospital.

The 93-year-old former Navy pilot, Congressman, State Senator, and 4-term governor had complained of significant pain in his right lung.

“His blood oxygen and blood pressure were both low,” said his wife Trina Edwards, “and we made the decision to go to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

His strength has been failing in recent weeks but Edwin has always rallied back in the past and we are praying for that again.”

Physicians at St. Elizabeth performed a battery of tests including X-rays and a CAT scan of both lungs but the tests revealed nothing, doctors said.

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