The Latest Health Update on George H.W. & Barbara Bush
On Wednesday, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush were taken to the hospital.
George's "acute respiratory problems stemming from pneumonia” and Barbara's “coughing” was what led to the hospitalizations.
On Thursday, the family spokesman Jim McGarth gave an update on the two in a statement to “Extra.” He said about the 92-year-old former POTUS, "President Bush had a good night's rest and remains in stable condition in the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital. His medical team is actively evaluating him for extubation, and we are hopeful he will be discharged from the ICU in a few days.”
As for Barbara, 91, he revealed that she was diagnosed with bronchitis, but "she feels 1,000% better” with the help of “antibiotics and some good rest.”
After their hospitalization, the Bushes were visited by their friends, former Secretary of State Jim Baker and his wife Susan, and "are deeply appreciative for the wonderful care they are receiving — as well as the prayers and good wishes from far and wide."