George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care With Uncontrollable Fever — Report

Thu, December 27, 2012 7:05am EDT by 5 Comments
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The former President and father of George W. Bush, spent Christmas in a Houston hospital — he’s been in the hospital since Nov. 23 for a “bronchitis-like” cough and his condition is getting worse.

George H. W. Bush spent the holidays in the hospital. The 88-year-old and 41st President of the United States has been in the hospital since before Thanksgiving and on Dec. 23 he was admitted to intensive care, as doctors remain “cautiously optimistic.”

“He’s had a few setbacks. Late last week, he had a few low-energy days followed by a low-grade fever,” Jim McGrath, George’s spokesman said in a statement. “Doctors still say they are cautiously optimistic, but every time they get over one thing, another thing pops up.”

The cough that initially caused George Sr. to go to the hospital isn’t as bad anymore but his fever is what has doctors worried. According to TMZ, his fever has gone up and doctors are unable to “control it.”

“Given his current condition, doctors just want to hang on to him,” the spokesman continued. “He’s just the most relentlessly positive person. He does enjoy joking with the nurses.”

We told you when George was first admitted to the hospital: “President Bush is in the hospital,” the former president’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, tells the Houston Chronicle. “We have kept this quiet out of respect for him.”

Meanwhile, George’s wife and former First Lady Barbara Bush has been by his side. His son George Jr. has been to the hospital twice, along with his other son Jeb, Neil and other members of the family.

[TMZ]

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S.V.K.

Posted at 2:01 PM on December 27, 2012  

Stop the press! Christmas is a blessed day it is the birthday of the Christ child.,In my book a Holy day. I don’t see anything written in Hollywood Life. com about Our lord and what is Christmas all about. Of course this isn’t a site that is concerned about God his son or anything to do with eternity, Bush’s not my cup of tea.

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owainglyndwr1416

Posted at 12:38 PM on December 27, 2012  

He’s gone from NWO(New World Order) to NBM (Nil by Mouth)

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owainglyndwr1416

Posted at 9:52 AM on December 27, 2012  

He spent “Christmas” in Hospital ? I find that so infuriating and insulting. Did it slip your mind that Christmas is a Holy day ??

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owainglyndwr1416

Posted at 9:56 AM on December 27, 2012  

Just for clarification.. To call Christmas a “Holiday” and not “Christmas” is insulting.. Vladimir Putin is the only one wishing people Happy Christmas ..He has been on a drive to reconnect Russia with Christian identity and about time too .. The US is 78% Christian but they are being ignored and spat on …

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 10:55 AM on December 27, 2012  

Influential and wealthy need a thrill. This salvation. +297

 
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