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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:35 PM

Wow George H W Bush is still in hospital andthey are not discharging him

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8929522
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Former President George H.W. Bush will not leave a Houston hospital until he's made a full recovery.

A Bush spokesperson says the former president has had a few days where he hasn't had much energy, so doctors at Methodist Hospital are putting off his discharge until he's fully recovered.

Bush had been expected to go home sometime this weekend.

The 88-year-old has been in the hospital since Thanksgiving for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis.
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Thanksgiving was November 22nd. Last week they said he was going home for Christmas.

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Reply Wow George H W Bush is still in hospital andthey are not discharging him (Original post)
malaise Dec 2012 OP
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #1
yardwork Dec 2012 #2
indepat Dec 2012 #17
malaise Dec 2012 #6
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #9
Joey Liberal Dec 2012 #13
malaise Dec 2012 #23
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #14
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #20
shraby Dec 2012 #3
donheld Dec 2012 #7
cloudbase Dec 2012 #11
shraby Dec 2012 #21
elfin Dec 2012 #4
malaise Dec 2012 #5
NV Whino Dec 2012 #8
greymattermom Dec 2012 #10
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #12
Kokonoe Dec 2012 #15
spanone Dec 2012 #16
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #18
xfundy Dec 2012 #19
randome Dec 2012 #22

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:39 PM

1. If it had been an average American the hospital would have booted him out after a few days. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:43 PM

2. I was thinking the same thing.

In fact, I don't know how the hospital is going to explain this to Medicare. I guess that a former president gets completely different regulations?

We are such a banana republic.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:35 PM

17. Almost all of us are more expendable than the elite. Get well Mr. President

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:06 PM

6. No one stays in hospital for nearly five weeks.

Something's up!

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:23 PM

9. I have...

Heck, I was in the TIRR (same place as Gabby Giffords) for two effing years.

Naval Hospital, Yokusuka, Japan for eight weeks.

But that was all a long time ago.

I'll bet the old dude's on a ventilator.

I don't understand why they don't set up a room in his house to get him away from staph.

Maybe he's already dead.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:09 PM

13. I agree, this can't be good

He has to be on life support and has an infection that is not going away.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:39 AM

23. According to GEM$NBComcast this morning he took a turn for the worst yesterday

and now has a fever.

Imagine Mandela, Thatcher and Bush Sr. are spending the holidays in hospital and all three are unlikely to make it.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:13 PM

14. My mother spent three and a half months in the hospital this year.

It happens.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

20. You are so right. We just had this happen with an 86 year old relative who

was admitted to the hospital yesterday. He is a diabetic. We noticed a cough and some labored breathing and called the ambulance. Today they told us he could go home after tests revealed viral pneumonia. We protested as it was raining and cold and we wanted him to stay one more night. But the doctor refused, stating that 'if he can walk, we cannot keep him'. He can walk very unsteadily with a walker so they sent him home with a prescription for an anti-biotic and a virtual book of instructions for the family.

I said to the doctor 'if he was Dick Cheney would he be going home in this condition'?

I guess not.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:46 PM

3. Ask me if I care.

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Response to shraby (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:11 PM

7. Do you care?

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Response to donheld (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:54 PM

11. Funny you should ask.

Hope the old guy hangs in there. I've got him in my 2013 death pool.

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Response to donheld (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:54 AM

21. Nope.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:02 PM

4. I'm thinking pneumonia, ventilator

Spaghetti arrangements of tubes for oxygen, nutrition, heart monitor, the whole array of ultimately useless treatments for a family that refuses reality - or until they can milk maximum political benefit for the heirs via "heartwarming" bedside anecdotes.

So be it, unless Pres. O has to shrink much earned and needed RandR and family time to make one more funereal address, and this time for one not as worthy as Sandy Hook or Inohe (sp?). It's a full court press for a past President and I hope he makes it past the holidays, for Obama if for no other reason.

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Response to elfin (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:05 PM

5. Funny I just said I hope he holds on until

the President returns to the mainland.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

8. Hmmm, five weeks

They kicked me out after five days.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:29 PM

10. was he a smoker?

Maybe it's more than bronchitis.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:05 PM

12. Meh

Fucker's probably on life-support and the family is lying about his condition...for whatever their reasons.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:26 PM

15. Its just another cloned organ transplant & stem cell infusion.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:30 PM

16. our media determines what interests us, and he's not the soup of the day

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:45 PM

18. I will be stunned if he is alive a year from now. This sort of

thing tends to be the beginning of the end.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:50 PM

19. I wish the old bastard no ill.

Nor good.

Sometimes I wish there was a hell.

Failing that, at least a corner some would be forced to sit in, for eternity, thinking about all the evil they did. Dunce cap would be icing, but I'm not waiting around for that.

May Bush and Reagan long reflect on the damage they did to the nation.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:57 AM

22. Anyone ever read Plasma Baby?





They are readying the android George Bush as we speak!

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