March 31st, 2010
11:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Barbara Bush released from hospital

Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a Texas hospital Wednesday, four days after being admitted for a series of tests.
Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a Texas hospital Wednesday, four days after being admitted for a series of tests.

(CNN) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a Texas
hospital Wednesday, four days after being admitted for a series of tests.

Doctors believe the 84-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush may have suffered a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was first treated in 1989, according to a statement released from Houston's Methodist Hospital.

In response, Mrs. Bush's medication levels have been adjusted, the statement said. "Upon discharge she was alert, talkative and appeared to be getting stronger as she prepared to return home," it said.

Last year, Mrs. Bush underwent open-heart surgery, during which doctors replaced her aortic valve with a biologic valve. She spent nine days in the hospital afterward.

Doctors believe the valve "is working very well," the hospital's statement said.

In November 2008, Mrs. Bush underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.

– CNN's Dick Uliano contributed to this report


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  1. Alex

    Hospital should have released her to the Graveyard.

    She should burn in Hell.

    She gave birth to Satan.

    March 31, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Bill

    She has Healthcare. She is Fortunate.

    March 31, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Lucy

    Her Son G.W. and her Husband G.H.W are Warmongers.

    G.W. = Iraq war 2003

    G.H.W. = Iraq war 1991.

    Both G.W and G.H.W are Oil Greedy.

    March 31, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Mark L.

    Even though I am a 110% full-blooded LIBERAL Democrat, I still would like to wish Barbara Bush the absolute BEST OF HEALTH !! At least some of us liberals have compassion for others regardless of party affiliation (unlike some other Grand Ol' Plunderers [GOP] that I know...Ughhh !!)

    March 31, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Nancy

    I'm glad to hear she's okay. She's a classy lady.

    March 31, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Kim

    It is a shame she couldn't have expired before giving birth to that bucket of crap she calls son.

    March 31, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. Rob

    The Devil's mother is back...

    March 31, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Doug

    It must be hell to have given birth to the most hated man on earth.

    March 31, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Eva

    If I was Barbara Bush, I would have aborted George Bush, rather than giving birth to an Evil.

    March 31, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. Jim

    Is there not more important news than this?

    March 31, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  11. jeff jackson, alabama

    She is a pretty remarkable Matriarch.
    A husband for a President. Two sons
    who were governors. A son who was
    President twice. Hell of a resume' for
    a wife and mother. Always had alot of
    respect for this gutsy lady.

    March 31, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. John

    Why did G.W.Bush attack Iraq?

    .....Oil.

    Why did G.W.Bush not go after Bin Laden ?

    .....Bin Laden was G.W.'s friend and G.W. was an insider to 9/11 attacks.

    Why did G.W.Bush not strengthen homeland security?

    .....He wanted to invade other countries for Oil.

    Why did G.W.Bush put our troop in harmsway?

    .....Oil is more precious for G.W than human life.

    Why did G.W.Bush not care for economy, healthcare, jobs, industry, .... ?

    .....He wanted Oil Oil and nothing but Oil.

    March 31, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. American

    A child inherits 50% mentality, thought and wisdom from Mother.

    G.W.Bush's greed for oil is 50% inherited from Barbara Bush.

    Thus we can probably deduce that she is a greedy woman.

    March 31, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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