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Former President George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital

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Former President George H.W. Bush is in stable condition in the Texas Medical Center for complications related to bronchitis.

The former President, who was admitted to The Methodist Hospital, is expected to be released from the hospital within three days, according to a statement released Thursday morning by his office.


President Bush, 88, was admitted to Methodist originally with viral bronchitis, which was treated with intravenous steroids and antibiotics. He developed a secondary bacterial infection which has also improved.

"This was never a serious or life-threatening situation," Mynderse says. "We simply wanted to prevent the progression of the disease into pneumonia, which is possible in any patient at this age."

He is recovering from the effects of a lingering cough which caused him some discomfort. Mynderse says she is surprised at how quickly President Bush has recovered from his illness.

"He is definitely in great spirits," she says. "He is happy, joking and definitely getting better."

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