George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care unit
Linkedin

George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care unit

Houston : TX : USA | Dec 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM PST
XX XX
Views: Pending
 


Former US president George H.W. Bush has been shifted to the intensive care unit in a Houston hospital. The former president is reportedly experiencing a very high fever since Sunday and spent Christmas in hospital.

According to his representative, Jim McGrath, doctors put the former US president under intensive care and on a liquid diet Wednesday evening. McGrath also said in a statement that Bush had a sequence of setbacks and was continuously under doctors’ watch, but was attentive and talking with family members and doctors.

“Following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, President Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital on Sunday where he remains in guarded condition,” McGrath said, according to the Washington Post. “Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family.”

Mr. Bush, 88, is the oldest living former US president and a World War II veteran. He also served as vice-president during the two terms of Ronald Reagan. He became president of the US in 1989. He was defeated by Bill Clinton when he ran for re-election in 1992.

Bush has been in and out of hospital since November when he was admitted to hospital for treatment for bronchitis. He has recently been under physical therapy to gain physical strength. His physicians expected him to recover fast and return home to celebrate Christmas, but Bush suddenly developed a high fever.

According to reports, doctors are treating his fever with Tylenol. The cause for the fever has yet to be established. He has reportedly recovered from the cough that took him to the hospital.

The former president was not able to celebrate Christmas as per traditions, but his family members were around him Christmas Day. His wife, Barbara, his son Neil and several other family members visited him Christmas Day. Bush celebrated Christmas with his family members by eating Chinese food in the hospital.

Doctors are optimistic that Bush will soon recover and return home.

1 of 1
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care unit
Kamran Ahmed is based in Seattle, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care

      The Dallas Morning News
    A Text Size  File 2012/The Associated Press In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W...Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital,...
  • George H W Bush in intensive care

    Jim McGrath said he had had a "series of setbacks" and remained in a "guarded condition", but was alert and conversing with family and doctors. Mr Bush, aged 88, has been in the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, since he was taken there for...
  • U.S. President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

      Indian Express
    Bush in intensive care '+google_ads[i].line2 +'  '+google_ads[i].line3 + ' Agencies : Austin, Texas, Thu Dec 27 2012, 06:32 hrs Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in "guarded condition,"...
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

      Arizona Daily Sun
    The Associated Press The Associated Press 1 hour ago    Associated Press A spokesman says former President George H.W...Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said Wednesday evening that the former president has been in the ICU at Methodist Hospital since...
  • Bush spokesman says fever that kept ex-president in Houston hospital over ...

      Star Tribune
    A spokesman says the fever that kept former President George H.W...Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday that doctors at the Houston hospital where the ex-president has been treated for a month remain "cautiously optimistic" that he will recover.
  • George H.W. Bush moved to ICU

      United Press International
    President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to former President George H...Bush during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Feb. 15, 2011...Bush has been placed in intensive care at Methodist Hospital in Houston,...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.