Former President George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care Unit

Politics

0  Updated at 6:54 pm, December 26th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has suffered “a series of setbacks including a persistent fever,” and “was admitted to the intensive care unit” on Sunday, his spokesman said.

Bush remains in the ICU “in guarded condition,” according to his spokesman, Jim McGrath.

“Doctors at Methodist [Hospital in Houston] continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment,” McGrath said Wednesday. He added that the 88-year-old former president is “alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family.”

President Obama is receiving updates on Bush’s condition.

“Doctors are taking it one day at a time,” McGrath said earlier Wednesday.

Bush has been battling bronchitis and a lingering cough since being admitted to the hospital late last month.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio



Stories You May Be Interested In:

Sources: Comey wrote in memo that Trump asked to end Flynn investigation

16 May 2017

Pamela Brown, Jake Tapper and Dan Merica, CNN

Idaho Falls Auditorium District Board election results

17 May 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Vote on community college taxing district today

16 May 2017

Robert Patten, EastIdahoNews.com

Risch: Blame the traitor, not Trump

17 May 2017

Eli Watkins, CNN