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

Barbara Bush released from hospital

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Baby Boomer

    I'm glad to hear Mrs. Bush is out of the hospital. Peace and Blessings and a speedy recovery.

    March 31, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Obama Victim

    it will be interesting to see if the lefites trash an elderly, sick lady.....they are so classy ya know.....ready, set, GO!!

    March 31, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Jane Evans

    I hope Mrs. Bush recovers quickly and completely. She is a wonderful woman......loyal, confident, and down-to-earth. She came to Muscatine, Iowa for a kindergarten "graduation" ceremony many years ago. She is gracious and kind to everyone. And, I love the pearls.


    March 31, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Deb n Texas

    I am a Democrat sincerely wishing Lady Bush well!

    March 31, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Good to hear that Mrs. Bush is doing fine.

    March 31, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  6. Minnesotan

    Who cares? We got rid of Bush, so we don't want to hear anymore garbage by or about this atrocious family.

    March 31, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. Independant Thinker

    This is one classy and lovable woman. I wish her well.

    March 31, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
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    March 31, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. Jimbo

    Even a a democrat I will say that if members of both parties conducted themselves with the grace and dignity that this former first lady radiates our political system would be a lot more palatable...

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Mr. Nelson, Colorado Springs

    Good government health care in tthe works.

    March 31, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. dutchie

    Graves disease huh. You sure it's not a tumor from raising that dumb son of hers?

    March 31, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  12. EDDIE

    I'm glad george washington is doing ok.

    March 31, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  13. Steph

    I wish her well.

    March 31, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. Ancient Texan

    A classy lady and a true American Patriot. Best wishes Barbara for a full and speedy recovery.

    March 31, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. Beachbum3

    ah heck she is going home again

    March 31, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Beachbum3

    I am wondering how much her stay in the hospital cost the taxpayers of this nation this time around . You talk about health care she gets the best our money can buy . talk about being on the dole what a life an all on the taxpayers dime

    March 31, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Squigman

    I hope you are feeling better, and that your health stays good for many years to come. I also hope that you were well covered with a good health care policy. I'll bet you wish the same for your fellow citizens ?

    March 31, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  18. AndyBlue

    Well thats just wonderful.

    The unfortunate thing is that the taxpayers pick up the tab regardless of the Bush family fortune increasing 20 times over thanks to no-bid contracts.

    I wish you the very best Barbara Bush.

    March 31, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  19. Tim

    You are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers!!! Continue to get well!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  20. Marge

    Good news but wonder how much of he bill we the taxpayers picked up. See this is the problem. She has excellent coverage and I applaud that fact, but wonder what would have happened to this woman if she didn't have a pre-paid coverage. And her Graves Disease is a pre-existing condition, she wasnt denied coverage.

    March 31, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  21. AJ

    Too bad the hag didn't come out in a box. I just pray her malady is painful and that she suffers excruciating pain on her way out.

    March 31, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. Samuel

    Even though she gave birth to the stupidest person in the universe. I wish Mrs. Bush well and hope she gets better soon.

    March 31, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. hongli

    Where is Joe the funeral guy ?

    March 31, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. Fitz in Texas

    Glad you're heading home Mrs. Bush. Take care of yourself.

    March 31, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Get well soon, Babs! Have a nice day!

    March 31, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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