Barbara Bush Has Surgery for Ulcer

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2008 12:54 PM CST
The Bushes at the Republican National Convention this year.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barbara Bush has been treated for a perforated ulcer and will likely remain in a Houston hospital through Thanksgiving, the Houston Chronicle reports. The former First Lady had been experiencing abdominal pain for a few days and was driven to the hospital last night by her husband. First Lady Laura Bush has talked to her in-laws and said the former first lady is "doing very well” post-surgery.