(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.
Let us all wish the former president a speedy recovery. Aside from the personal aspects, former presidents are a resource of incalculable value to the country.
I had no idea he was in a wheelchair. Here's hoping for a full recovery: bronchitis can turn into more serious health problems at his age, and I'm glad he's getting treatment for it.
Best wishes to our former President.
Speedy recovery to you President Bush
Bronchitis? Ain't nobody got time for that! :-P
Joking aside, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Bronchitis is no joke for someone his age. Get well soon, big guy.
I wish President Bush well. he served our country honorably and I hope he is better soon.
Get well Mr. President.
Well said. President Bush is a throw back republican,like them or not those men got things done. i have so much respect for them.
Praying for you Mr. President- Get well soon!
God Bless, HW Bush.... a good man.
Speedy recovery to you Mr President
no bitterness here to President Bush...get well and Godspeed sir.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr. President.
Stay well, Mr. Bush.
Get well soon Mr. President
Get well Mr. President!
Recover and have another adventure, like when you went skydiving.
Speedy recovery, Sir!
I didn't like you as our president, but I sure respect you for your leadership and service throughout your career. Get well soon, sir.
As a Democrat I want to say that Mr. Bush is a man who deserves the respect of all Americans. He is a member of our Greatest generation and God knows our country needs another generation like that badly. Thank you for a lifetime of service to our nation Mr Bush. May you have a speedy recovery !!
Get well soon Mr President. You're much loved and are in our prayers.
Get well soon, Mr. President!
An honorable gentleman and a great President. Get well soon!
get well soon Mr Bush and Have a happy christmas and a Happy new year.