(CNN) - Former first lady Barbara Bush started a liquid diet Monday as part of her recovery from laparoscopic surgery to repair a perforated ulcer, according to a statement from The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Bush, 83, is "in good condition and continues to recover as expected," according to the statement. She may remain in the hospital for "several more days so her physicians can monitor the progression of her diet."
The former first lady showed up at Methodist's emergency room last Tuesday, complaining of severe abdominal pain. Doctors determined she had a perforated ulcer in her duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine after the stomach.
Doctors thoroughly cleaned Bush's abdominal cavity of any contaminants that had leaked through the hole, described by the hospital as being one centimeter in diameter. Then, doctors repaired the ulcer and sewed a piece of the omentum, fat tissue in the abdomen, on top of it to seal it.
I too began a liquid diet...eight years ago when her son was elected.
Now I am a member of AA.
Please don't bash his mother.
I didn't like Bush Junior or even Bush Senior much, but I've always admired and respected Barbara. She has her own opinions and is always blunt and straightforward. Godspeed and a quick recovery!
Her son "W" probably caused that ulcer. I know he's caused me plenty of headaches.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT ANYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO A BUSH. THESE TYPES OF BUSHES ARE NOT NEEDED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THEY SHOULD BE A BAN PRODUCT COME JANUARY 20,2009.
Who cares!!... jr would give anybody ulcers!!!
I can only relate to Mrs. Bush in that I've had an ulcer for the last eight years that was caused by her little dictator and "decider" of a son. I guess we should all go on a liquid diet after being fed the B.S. and other ideological garbage by this abysmal administration that has ruined our standing at home and abroad.
Best wishes to you Mrs. Bush! Get well soon!
Can we all, Americans, have the same health care this women has??
I hope it dosen't mess up her beautiful mind!
who cares? she married a man that received his monies from his parents and grandparents through wars.
THE WOMAN WHO GAVE US GEORGE !!!!!
I wish Mrs. Bush the very best because she is a strong women.
While she's medicating, someone get the former first lady some botox.
Glad to hear Barbara Bush is doing better. Gosh, she looks like she is 100 years old!
This lady is the only admirable person in the Bush family. She is such a motherly force. She was always interested in the character of her family, even when they showed a lack of it. I wish her the very best. She deserves it. She is truly a first Lady.
And why is this National News?!!!! How about the stomach contents of other politicians or their signficiant others? I am glad we are shining light on the most important matters in our country!
As much as I dislike her husband and his illegal Iran Contra involvement, and her son for his.. well for being himself... I wish her the best and hope all goes well with her recovery.
cleavette, do you know how the Bushes got their money
Too much information. Give her some privacy and the rest of us from losing our lunch from the graphic details.
George has acted like he's been on a "liquid diet" for the past eight years; maybe he can give his mom some advice now that she's on one also.
God Bless Her and Wishing for a Full and Speedy recovery!
Hey, where are all the hate-spewing Obama supporter messages here? Oh well, it's still early.
Babs Bush is an evil old crow. her attitude towards the Katrina victims was disgusting.