Elder Bush Moved Out of Intensive Care
41st president in good spirits and alert: spokesman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2012 4:25 PM CST
This undated image released by HBO shows former President George H.W. Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine.   (AP Photo/HBO, Jeffrey Roth)

(Newser) – Former President George HW Bush's condition continued to improve today, prompting doctors to move him out of intensive care, a spokesman said. "President Bush's condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery," family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday. "The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes."

The 88-year-old Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at the Houston hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever. On Friday, McGrath said Bush had improved since arriving in the ICU. He said he was alert and in good spirits and was even doing some singing. McGrath said this morning that future updates on Bush's condition would be made as warranted. Bush, the 41st president, is the country's oldest living former president by a few months.

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Flapatriot
Jan 1, 2013 10:12 PM CST
Why is it trash like this just doesn't die? Just like his loser son Ol' Gutless nobody ever took a shot at his worthless Desert Scam II causing ass.
Zero_for_President
Dec 30, 2012 1:59 PM CST
In 1979, did VP candidate Bush cut a deal with the Iranians: "Keep the hostages until we defeat Carter. Then we'll buy oil from you."? The Saudi BAC 111 aircraft used for the meeting has been sold and is now in Africa. It's last mission for the CIA was to ferry $100 bills into Kabul to pay off the senior insurgents. It's cheaper to buy them off than kill them. See you in the NDAA 2012 death camps. http://www.JustBelieve2012.com
MDD
Dec 30, 2012 1:01 PM CST
Hopfuly he can go Sky Diving on his next Birtday!