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Lady Bird Johnson stays in hospital for 5th day

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson remained in a hospital Tuesday undergoing medical tests for a fifth day, a family spokeswoman said.
Lady Bird Johnson
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, shown in March 2002, is recovering from a low-grade fever that she was treated for over the weekend, a family spokeswoman said Monday. Harry Cabluck / AP file
/ Source: The Associated Press

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson remained in a hospital Tuesday undergoing medical tests for a fifth day, a family spokeswoman said.

The 94-year-old widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson was admitted to Seton Medical Center last week and treated for a low-grade fever, which was reported to have subsided by Monday.

There were no major changes in her condition Tuesday, said spokeswoman Elizabeth Christian. She gave no details.

No release date has been set, Christian said.

Her family members, including daughters Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, have been visiting her.

“She’s a lucky lady — a family who loves her,” Christian said.

The former first lady previously suffered a stroke that left her with difficulty speaking. She mostly communicates through facial expressions and other means, friends and relatives say.

Since her hospitalization, Johnson’s admirers have been asking about her and sending e-mails to the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, said the library’s spokeswoman, Anne Wheeler.

“Just about everyone who visits is asking about her and expressing their interest in her,” Wheeler said.