Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized
November 29th, 2012
11:02 AM ET
2 months ago

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said. His office said he was in stable condition.

Bush, 88, has been hospitalized at Houston's Methodist Hospital for six days and has a "lingering cough," spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.

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"President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis," his office said in a statement. "He is in stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."

Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease that affects his legs and requires him to use a wheelchair.

He is the oldest living former president and a World War II veteran.

He was previously hospitalized overnight in 2007 after a fainting spell caused by dehydration and hot weather while golfing in California.

– CNN's Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.


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soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. PJ

    Bless his heart! Prayers for your recovery. One of the very few Republicans that I admire. A true gentleman.

    November 29, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. Paul

    A true American hero

    November 29, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. JAB62

    The last true Republican.

    November 29, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Best wishes to a patriot and a true American hero.

    November 29, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. tom in Georgia

    I always loved praying Presidents. Now we will pray for you. God Bless.

    November 29, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. ja

    God Bless

    November 29, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. M. Edward

    An honorable man who has served his Country with honor and distinction. Hope he gets better quickly, G-d bless.

    November 29, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. DarkBronzePlant

    Agreed. George HW Bush is one Republican that this liberal can respect. I hope he gets well and is able to enjoy some more good years.

    November 29, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  9. DebasisA

    Good bless. Wish him a speedy recovery

    November 29, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. be quiet

    I didn't agree with his politics, but he's still a good man who served our country. Hoping for the best.

    November 29, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    God bless you with a speedy recovery.

    November 29, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  12. ManWithThe1000PoundBrain

    Read my lips! "Get well soon!" Staying sick wouldn't be prudent; not at this juncture.

    November 29, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
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