ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The family of ailing Florida congressman C.W. Bill Young has released a photo taken at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where Young has been hospitalized.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/15OHheK) put the photo on its website Friday. Young's family told the newspaper that the occasion for the photo was the baptism of Young's 3-month-old grandson.
Young's office said this week the lawmaker's condition worsened Wednesday night, and his doctors say his prognosis is guarded.
The 82-year-old House member announced last week that he plans to retire after 43 years in Congress.
In recent years, Young has become increasingly frail and reliant on a wheelchair.
The congressman is a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee and is influential on military spending and other defense issues.