Phew! After spending a week in the hospital, George Sr., 90, was finally released and sent home on Dec. 30. The former President of the United States was admitted after experiencing shortness of breath.
George H. W. Bush spent the holidays in the hospital, but fortunately, he was given the OK to head home on Dec. 30. The former President, 90, was rushed in an ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after experiencing a shortness of breath. However, he’s “now resting at home,” his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement, according to ABC News. We’re so relieved!
George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital: Home ‘Resting’ After Shortness Of Breath
“[George H.W. Bush] is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care,” Jim said.
George’s hospital visit on Dec. 23 was actually just a precaution, as he was being held for observation after experiencing shortness of breath, according to the Huffington Post.
George has dealt with health problems in the past, and was in a similar situation in 2012, when he spent the holidays in intensive care for bronchitis-like symptoms in the same Houston hospital. He has also been hospitalized for a thyroid condition and irregular heartbeat.
We’re so happy to hear that the President is doing MUCH better!
George H.W. Bush’s Impressive Presidential Accomplishments
During his time as President from 1988-1992, George Sr. had an impressive list of accomplishments, mainly on foreign affairs.
He invaded Panama to force out leader and drug trafficker Manuel Noriega, declared a U.S.-Russian strategic partnership with the Soviet leader after the destruction of the USSR, and led negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), later signed by Bill Clinton.
On the home front, he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibited discrimination of disabled individuals, and also reauthorized the Clean Air Act, which requires cleaner burning fuels.
Our thoughts go out to George Sr. during this time and we wish him a full and healthy recovery. HollywoodLifers, share YOUR thoughts and messages to the President in the comments below.
— Julianne Ishler