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Former President George H.W. Bush Leaving ICU

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Monday, 23 Jan 2017 11:41 AM

Fformer President George H.W. Bush is being moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia, doctors said Monday, soon his wife, Barbara Bush, was released from the same hospital.

Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

Bush was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the hospital Jan. 14. Doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and put him on a ventilator in the ICU to assist his breathing. The breathing tube was removed Friday.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Sunday that the former president's vital signs were normal and that doctors hoped he could be moved out of intensive care in the next day or so.

Meanwhile, Barbara Bush, 91, has been discharged from the Houston hospital where she underwent treatment for bronchitis.

She was admitted  just days after her husband checked in to be treated for pneumonia.

Barbara Bush was told she could return home Sunday, but McGrath said she opted to stay one more night in the hospital to fully recover and to stay close to her husband.

The Bushes have been married for more than seven decades — the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history.

 

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Fformer President George H.W. Bush is being moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia, doctors said Monday, soon his wife, Barbara Bush, was released from the same hospital.
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