Luci Baines Johnson Hospitalized in RochesterThe doctor for the youngest daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson says she continues to recover from a rare autoimmune disorder.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - The doctor for the youngest daughter of
former President Lyndon B. Johnson says she continues to recover
from a rare autoimmune disorder.
According to a statement from a family spokeswoman Monday, Luci
Baines Johnson's condition continues to improve.
She remains in St Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where Mayo
Clinic doctors are treating her for Guillain-Barre (gee-YAHN'
bah-RAY') syndrome. The autoimmune disease attacks the nervous
system and cause paralysis.
However, Dr. Alejandro Rabinstein said Monday that Johnson's
case may be "less severe than usual."
The 62-year-old Johnson was flown to the clinic by air ambulance
Friday, accompanied by her Austin doctor, after she experienced
extreme muscular weakness. Dr. Dudley Youman says Johnson is
expected to make a full recovery, but she'll remain in intensive
care for a while before returning home for physical therapy.