Nancy Reagan Released From Hospital, Returns Home

Nancy Reagan was released from a hospital Friday after being treated for a fractured pelvis, her spokeswoman said. Joanne Drake told The Associated Press that doctors came in to see the former first lady and told her everything was going well. Then they asked her: "How would you like to go home today?" Drake said.

A big smile came over Reagan's face, and she said yes, Drake said.

The 87-year-old former first lady returned to her Bel-Air home with a prescription for daily physical therapy, Drake said.

Doctors expect a full recovery, she said.

Reagan suffered the injury in a fall last week but only decided to have it checked out on Monday, when she was admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Drake said in a statement that Reagan was grateful for the care she received at the hospital named after her husband but quoted her as saying, "I hope it won't hurt anyone's feelings if I don't return anytime soon."

The former first lady was also hospitalized briefly in February after a similar fall at home.

President Reagan died June 5, 2004, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.


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