Schaefer, 89, hospitalized with 'a little bit' of pneumonia

Former governor, mayor responding to antibiotics, former aide says

April 02, 2011|By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun

Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer remained hospitalized Saturday with "a little bit" of pneumonia but is responding to antibiotics, his friend and former aide Lainy LeBow-Sachs said.

The 89-year-old Schaefer had some trouble breathing about 9 p.m. Thursday and was taken from the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville to St. Agnes Hospital, LeBow-Sachs said.

Describing the health of the former governor, comptroller and Baltimore mayor, LeBow-Sachs said it's "on and off."

"He's certainly not the governor you know. It's progressively more things happening," she said. "But he has plenty of good days too."

She said Saturday afternoon that Schaefer seemed to be on the upswing.

"He's a little better today," she said. "His color is much better. He's nice and pink," she said.

She added, "He's still not all better, but he's improving."

jean.marbella@baltsun.com

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