Ex-President Bush to spend Christmas in hospital

Ex-President Bush to spend Christmas in hospital

Ex-President Bush to spend Christmas in hospital

Print
Email
|

by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI / The Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 25 at 10:50 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush will spend Christmas in a Houston hospital after developing a fever and weakness following a monthlong, bronchitis-like cough.

Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath said Monday that doctors remain “cautiously optimistic” the 88-year-old former president will recover, but they want to keep him in the hospital.

A hospital spokesman had said last week that doctors expected Bush to be released in time to spend Christmas at home.

McGrath said Bush came down with a fever last week, and doctors are also trying to balance his medications and help him regain strength. McGrath said Bush has largely overcome the painful, lingering cough that initially brought him to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23.

McGrath said he does not know what caused the fever or the weakness.

Print
Email
|