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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:59 PM

 

Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/27/us-usa-bush-idUSBRE8BM08N20121227?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=408

(Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, is in intensive care at a Houston hospital in "guarded condition," family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.

The 88-year-old was admitted to hospital November 23 for bronchitis.

"The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family," McGrath said in a statement.

"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. "Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment."

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AAO Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
AAO Dec 2012 #2
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #3
louis-t Dec 2012 #4

Response to AAO (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. I hope Satan is warming up his spot.....

 

I don't see him surviving before New Year's.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:00 PM

2. I couldn't think of anything good to say about the old CIA conspirator.

 

So I'll leave the fun to others!

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

3. I figured he'd been intubated, but apparently not. I am guessing

he has pneumonia.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. At his age, they either recover or go downhill rather quickly.

Luckily, my 89 year old aunt recovered in a short time. They told her she would never walk again after having a stroke. Then, at our family Christmas party, while we were posing for a family photo she yelled "hey" and jumped out of her wheelchair and started walking around with a cane. The whole family (about 100 of us) was cheering and clapping.

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