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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:13 PM

G H W Bush's three week stay in hospital is being covered more today

http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/george-hw-bush-hospital-84808.html?hp=l12
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Former President George H.W. Bush remained Sunday in stable condition in his third week of hospitalization in Houston for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough.

Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Sunday there was no change in the 88-year-old Bush’s condition. Doctors have said over the past several days that the 41st president continues to improve but they’re in no hurry to release him.

Bush was admitted to the hospital the day after Thanksgiving.

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Reply G H W Bush's three week stay in hospital is being covered more today (Original post)
malaise Dec 2012 OP
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #1
niyad Dec 2012 #2
malaise Dec 2012 #13
yortsed snacilbuper Dec 2012 #3
dballance Dec 2012 #4
hootinholler Dec 2012 #5
dballance Dec 2012 #12
Mariana Dec 2012 #14
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #6
malaise Dec 2012 #8
RudynJack Dec 2012 #10
spanone Dec 2012 #7
malaise Dec 2012 #9
amandabeech Dec 2012 #11
Panasonic Dec 2012 #15
PCIntern Dec 2012 #16
malaise Dec 2012 #18
LiberalAndProud Dec 2012 #17
malaise Dec 2012 #20
UTUSN Dec 2012 #19

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:16 PM

1. This Episcopalian wishes his fellow Episcopalian Good Health.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. wouldn't it be wonderful if this statement applied to ALL patients?

Doctors have said over the past several days that the 41st president continues to improve but they’re in no hurry to release him.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:16 PM

13. We can dream

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. G H W Bush reminds people of,

dubya!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:56 PM

4. He must have good private insurance

Otherwise the hospital would be doing everything it could to kick his ass out the door as quickly as possible. It seems likely in this case they're able to bill a daily rate for each day he's there in addition to any meds, tests or treatments.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:10 PM

5. I'm not sure if health care is part of the Presidential retirement package or not

He certainly can afford the best care money can buy in any event.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:52 PM

12. That's an Excellent Question

"Poppy" served as President during a time when all former Presidents still got lifetime Secret Service protection. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they also got lifetime pensions and healthcare like the assholes in congress.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:29 PM

14. Of course he would have the very best insurance

if he has it at all. When someone is very rich, there really isn't any need for health insurance. He can just pay cash for whatever medical services he needs. The hospitals are only in a rush to kick you out the door when they think they can't get any more money out of you. Someone like him can stay indefinitely.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:18 PM

6. Are we sure this is just a cough?

Nobody spends three weeks in the hospital for just a cough.

Methinks there's something more serious going on.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:25 PM

8. I think M$Greedia has finally figured that out as well

You are 100% correct - firstly most people can't afford to stay that long and secondly - hospitals are breeding grounds for infections. No one stays longer than necessary.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:36 PM

10. Hell, if I had to go home to Barbara

I'd be faking a cough, too.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:21 PM

7. he's the same age as jimmy carter.....

President Carter just spent a week in haiti building homes

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

9. Well - Carter is much healthier and has lived a better life

That is all -wink wink!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:39 PM

11. "H.W." sounds really sick.

I'm wondering if he will make it to the new year.

They're undoubtedly concerned about pneumonia, as they should be. It is a common cause of death among the elderly. It tends to finish off those who are ill with other diseases, like congestive heart failure. I lost my much-loved uncle two years ago to pneumonia that started with a cold.

H.W. was far from perfect as many posters here have pointed out, but IMHO, he was much better than dimson or Ronnie Raygun. If he'd managed to defeat Ronnie for the nomination in 1980 and had been the one to run against and beat Carter, we'd be in better shape because HW probably would have been much less likely to have employed a "voodoo" economics policy that haunts us to this day. He would have been the lesser evil, but I'd have taken it.

I hope that he has an easy passing.

His wife, however, seems like a totally different story. Can't stand her.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

15. Time to kick out HW out of the hospital

 

I don't care how sick he is. He has exceeded the average stay for Medicare patients.

He can go to the hospice and get ready to meet his Maker.

In hell.

Time to bill the Bush family $10,000,000 for HW's hospital stay. It's only fair.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:39 PM

16. As I wrote in an OP elsewhere...

These threads certainly are diagnostic...

I'm not sure how I feel about this turn of events all in all. Weird...

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:18 PM

18. They aren't meant to be

but who stays three weeks in hospital with a cough?
They should tell people the truth like Teddy Kennedy. What we've been told does not make sense. He is an old man after all.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:06 PM

17. I wonder where George and Barbara spend springs and autumns.

Bush and his wife, Barbara, divide their time, spending winters in Houston and summers in Maine.


I wish our former President well.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:44 PM

19. So what do Shrub, Jeb Crow, Neill, Dorothy & whoeve else have to say?!2 n/t

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