June 21, 2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized

Donna Carson | Reuters
Donna Carson | Reuters
Former President George H.W. Bush smiles as he listens to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak in Houston in March 2012.
By Reuters, staff

AUSTIN, Texas — Former President George H. W. Bush is continuing to recover at a Houston hospital six weeks after being admitted for a bronchial infection, and it was not clear when he would go home, his spokesman said on Monday.

“In recent days he has taken great pride watching big football wins by Texas A&M and the Houston Texans,” said the spokesman, Jim McGrath, in a statement. “While no immediate timeline has been set for the President’s discharge, the Bushes wish to thank everyone for their many kind messages.”

Bush, 88, was admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23 for bronchitis. He was transferred to intensive care in December after setbacks including a persistent fever, McGrath has said. Later in December, his condition improved enough for him to be moved to a regular patient room, McGrath said at the time.

Bush has lower-body Parkinsonism, which causes a loss of balance, and has used wheelchairs for more than a year.


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