Good Health News for Both Bushes

Barbara leaves hospital, while George is leaving ICU
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Good Health News for Both Bushes
Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush in 2006.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A double dose of good news for the elders of the Bush family: Barbara Bush, 91, is out of the hospital, and husband George HW, 92, is about to leave ICU, reports the AP. The former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 because of breathing trouble, and he was subsequently treated for pneumonia and moved into ICU. His wife entered the same hospital Wednesday with bronchitis. She's now "back to her normal self," says one of the doctors treating the couple, and her husband is "not your average 92-year-old." He could be discharged this week, per KHOU-TV. (More Barbara Bush stories.)

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