George HW Bush Leaves Hospital
Former president discharged after nearly 2-month stay
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 14, 2013 12:56 PM CST
In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, former president George HW Bush before an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans. Bush went home from the hospital today.   (Eric Gay)

(Newser) – Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released today from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, for treatment of complications resulting from bronchitis. He'd spent about a week at the hospital earlier that month for the same ailment.

Doctors said the most recent extended treatment was intended to avoid yet another hospital stay. Antibiotics and steroids were prescribed to treat the cough. Doctors consistently said the illness wasn't life-threatening but that they wanted to prevent it from worsening to pneumonia. Bush also spent a week in intensive care in order to knock down a fever.

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1492
Jan 15, 2013 10:03 PM CST
The President just wanted to get a "feel me out" tour as to how the American people feel about him personally. It was his way of saying "No, I am not my son GW." "I have nothing to do with his administration".... I stand alone. My Presidency is not to be compared with my son's. Even though it was me who begat him. 1942
Tology
Jan 15, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Maybe he should quit puffing the pipe, his two front teeth look a little brown.
Chatsworth
Jan 14, 2013 6:08 PM CST
Still alive and well.good for him.