Edwin Edwards leaving hospital after pneumonia treatment _lowres

Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards waves with his wife Trina Scott Edwards as they arrive onstage with family and supporters for Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards, at his election night watch party in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards is headed home from the hospital after treatment for pneumonia.

“Edwin is up and around and feeling much better thanks to the doctors, nurses, and rest of the hospital staff. He received excellent treatment and everyone was so kind and helpful, but we’re happy to be headed home,” Edwards’ wife Trina wrote on her Facebook page Friday.

“Thank you all for the prayers, messages, and phone calls. We’re very blessed to be supported by such an amazing group of family and friends and we love you all.”

The 88-year-old Edwards, a Democrat, is the state’s only four-term governor.

Edwards’ biographer Leo Honeycutt said earlier this week that the former chief executive “historically has, every year, or every other year, some kind of upper respiratory problem.”

Edwards attempted a political comeback last year, running for the Baton Rouge-based 6th Congressional District seat. He made it into the runoff but lost to Republican Garret Graves.