The Lafayette lawmaker has been fighting cancer for the past year and the pneumonia was a complication of her treatment.
No one loves this job more than Gayle, who will retire this year after 15 years on the board.
“I really miss you guys, all of you,” she told me before the meeting started. (Yes, I think she even meant me!)
Gayle says she plans to ramp back up into public life using the slow lane, attending meetings for an hour or two until she works her way back up to a full schedule.