Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush
staying in hospital few more days
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[April 25, 2017]
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President
George H.W. Bush will remain for a few more days in a Houston hospital
where he was being treated for pneumonia, the hospital said on Monday.
Houston Medical Center said Bush, 92, "continues to be in good spirits
and is resting comfortably."
"Mr. Bush will remain in the hospital for a few more days of
observation, and his medical team hopes to discharge him by the end of
the week," it said in a written statement.
A spokesman for the former president, Jim McGrath, directed Reuters to
the hospital statement.
Bush, who served in the White House from 1989 to 1993 and is the father
of former President George W. Bush, was admitted to the hospital on
April 14 for a cough that was later diagnosed as a mild case of
pneumonia, McGrath has said.
In an earlier bout with pneumonia, Bush spent more than two weeks at
Houston Methodist in January, much of it in the intensive care unit.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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Former president George H.W. Bush (L) is visited in Houston
Methodist Hospital by his son George W. Bush as the senior Bush
extended his stay in hospital in Houston, Texas, U.S. in this photo
released on April 20, 2017. Courtesy Jim McGrath/Handout via REUTERS