Last Updated: 6:48 pm | Monday, November 12, 2007

Nuxhall hospitalized

Joe Nuxhall was hospitalized again today after having difficulty breathing, says his son, Kim Nuxhall.

Nuxhall, 79, was admitted to Mercy Hospital Fairfield Monday afternoon after visiting his oncologist, his son said. Doctors didn’t like Nuxhall's heart rate and blood count, Kim said.

“We don’t know anything else right now,” said Kim, before heading to the hospital. He did not elaborate.

The retired Reds broadcaster has been receiving chemotherapy since early October for three tumors found in his chest in mid-September. One was tested, and determined to be malignant, his son said. Nuxhall was hospitalized for a day on Oct. 4 after having difficulty breathing.

The Hamilton native and long-time Fairfield resident has battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for four years. In February, he was hospitalized for a week in Sarasota, Fla. for blood clots in his lungs related to his lymphoma. He came home early from spring training in March after doctors found four new tumors in his left leg, which were successfully treated by chemotherapy, Kim Nuxhall said.

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