February 20, 2008
Billy Graham home from hospital
No need for alarm -- it was an elective procedure.
From Religion News Service's Adelle Banks:
Evangelist Billy Graham returned home Tuesday (Feb. 19) after undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure in his brain.
Graham, 89, underwent the elective procedure on Feb. 13 at Missions Hospitals in Asheville, N.C. Physicians said he was progressing well after they replaced a valve for a shunt that regulates the pressure within his brain.
Graham has hydrocephalus, or a buildup of fluid on the brain that can cause symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease. He recently had experienced more intense symptoms, which led to his hospital stay.
During his time in the hospital, Graham was visited by three of his children who live near his Montreat, N.C., home and received a phone call from President Bush.