AUSTIN – Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady, was released from the hospital Thursday and was resting comfortably at her home, a family spokesman said.
Johnson, 94, was admitted to Seton Medical Center a week ago and treated for a low-grade fever. She remained at the hospital for observation after the fever subsided.
"After a week of observation and tests, the doctors released Mrs. Johnson to go home," said family spokesman Neal Spelce. "Because of her stroke in 2002, her family and physicians always operate with caution.
"Everyone — especially Mrs. Johnson — is so pleased that she is home," Spelce said.
Johnson, the wife of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson, had a stroke in 2002 that left her with difficulty speaking. She communicates through facial expressions and other means and still makes occasional public appearances.
Her daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, and other family members were with her during her weeklong hospital stay.
Luci Baines Johnson thanked the Seton medical staff and her mother's many admirers.
"We are forever indebted to people from across the country for their expressions of loving support," she said.