Sen. Henry hospitalized

State Sen. Douglas Henry was hospitalized this week to recover from dehydration stemming from a cold virus, according to his personal assistant.

Henry, the state’s longest-serving legislator, was admitted Monday after he was ordered by his doctor to go to the emergency room, said Diane Majors, his long-time aide. She said he was still hospitalized Wednesday and is “doing fine” and resting, she said.

“I can tell how much better he is just from one day,” she said.

Majors declined to say what hospital the state senator was admitted to.

He plans to be back at the legislature in time for the first day of session, although doctors have yet to say when they will send him home, she said.

Henry, 87, announced last year he would retire after this term, citing financial and physical hardship.