Joni Eareckson Tada is feeling optimistic and has set a goal to be released from the hospital on Monday.

According to her update at the Joni and Friends website her recent breathing difficulties and sleep apnea which resulted in her admission to hospital are due to pneumonia.

Tada said, "God bless you for all your many intercessions, especially during the last 10 days I’ve been hospitalized. I’m still battling pneumonia, but we are closer to an overall diagnosis. My chest pain and breathing problems seem to be due to my long-term quadriplegia. I am unable to breathe efficiently (exchanging CO2 for O2), and with that, exacerbated by sleep apnea, it’s no wonder I’ve been saying for the last six months or so, “Oh my goodness, I just can’t get a good breath!” ".

She explains that the condition will be treated medically and that the doctors don't believe her recent radiation treatments were the cause of her current health condition.

Tada is thankful for all the prayers.