It is widely reported today that Randy Travis has come down with penumonia at his rehab facility in Texas. 


Sammy Kershaw tweeted:

" Old friend Randy Travis needs our prayers. Had a little setback this weekend. He has developed pneumonia. Let’s rock on for him."

My wife Kim is a nurse and has worked in facilities similar to the place Randy is being treated.  Kim says it's very common for stroke victims to come down with penumonia. She says there could be several reasons. It might set in when a person spends alot of time lying on thier back.  It's also possible his stroke damaged a part of the brain that controls breathing, and a side effect of the stroke could diminish his lung capacity.