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Good News for George HW Bush

Former president is out of ICU
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2018 5:07 PM CDT
Good News for George HW Bush
Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – George HW Bush is out of intensive care. The former president is expected to remain at Houston Methodist Hospital for several more days, per his spokesperson, but the 93-year-old is now in a regular patient room, the AP reports. "He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress," the spokesperson says in a statement, adding that Bush is more focused on the Houston Rockets playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves than the blood infection that landed him in the hospital on the day after wife Barbara Bush's funeral. (Read more George HW Bush stories.)

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