Kelowna city councillor Charlie Hodge is being treated for pneumonia at Kelowna General Hospital.
Hodge’s wife Teresa Hodge posted on his Facebook page that he was admitted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
He is being treated with antibiotics and pain killers for pneumonia in his left lung. His condition is complicated by the fact he also suffers from emphysema.
“He is in awesome hands with his lung specialist and he won’t let Charlie come home until he deems Charlie fit enough to do so,” said Teresa in her Facebook posting.
She indicated Hodge also had a CAT scan to look for possible blood clots and were awaiting the results.
“Charlie is bored,” she said. “He is in room 8 on the main floor of emergency. They haven’t found a room for him yet. He said he wants company because there is nothing to do there. So Charlie to want to be social.”
Hodge was elected to Kelowna city council in the last municipal election, after having served one term previously from 2008 to 2011.
Hodge, born and raised in Kelowna, is also a columnist for the Capital News, an author and long-time journalist in the B.C. newspaper industry