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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:36 PM

Ex-President Bush to Spend Christmas in Hospital

Source: ABC News

Former President George H.W. Bush will spend Christmas in a Houston hospital after developing a fever and weakness following a monthlong, bronchitis-like cough, his spokesman said Monday.

A hospital spokesman had said the 88-year-old ex-president would be released in time to spend the holiday at home, but that changed after Bush developed a fever.

"He's had a few setbacks. Late last week, he had a few low-energy days followed by a low-grade fever," Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, told The Associated Press. "Doctors still say they are cautiously optimistic, but every time they get over one thing, another thing pops up."

He said the cough that initially brought Bush to the hospital on Nov. 23 is now evident only about once a day, and the fever appears to be under control, although doctors are still working to get the right balance in Bush's medications. No discharge date has been set.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/president-bush-spend-christmas-hospital-18057880#.UNjSnYnjmQ0



Must be nice to spend over a month in the hospital for a cough. I have two questions..

1) Are Americans paying for President HW Bush's cadillac health insurance?

2) If so, why should Americans pay for Poppy Bush to spend a month in hospital for a cough?

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Reply Ex-President Bush to Spend Christmas in Hospital (Original post)
blueclown Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #2
goclark Dec 2012 #4
Politicub Dec 2012 #15
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #3
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #6
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #18
bitchkitty Dec 2012 #28
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #5
PADemD Dec 2012 #7
Systematic Chaos Dec 2012 #8
OnlinePoker Dec 2012 #12
PADemD Dec 2012 #25
OnlinePoker Dec 2012 #26
PADemD Dec 2012 #27
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #9
dhol82 Dec 2012 #10
Skittles Dec 2012 #23
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #11
ronnie624 Dec 2012 #21
olddad56 Dec 2012 #13
AAO Dec 2012 #16
AAO Dec 2012 #14
Politicub Dec 2012 #17
blueclown Dec 2012 #19
Politicub Dec 2012 #20
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #22
Systematic Chaos Dec 2012 #24
adirondacker Dec 2012 #29

Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. He has exceeded the allotment of a hospital stay for Medicare.

 

Even with TriCare, (which I'm sure he earned it from WWII), he should be moved to the nearest hospice for his final days.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. I wish him the best...

He's a WW2 vet and a former President. He's ill and I will push aside the bullshit to wish him well.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:47 PM

4. Ditto

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:50 PM

15. Same here.

No one stays in the hospital for fun.

Hope he makes it home to be with his family.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. Despite what I think of his policies.

I wish him the best. I will not be as cruel as the damned GOP.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:54 PM

6. Regardless of what the OP feels about government healthcare...

...he's an old man who is suffering. And, he served this country - and his service in the Pacific contributed to the fact that my Dad DIDN'T have to serve in the Pacific after serving in Germany.

Perhaps I'm selfish or narrow-minded, but THANK YOU President Bush for your service!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:46 PM

18. "He served his country."

As one of history's greatest monsters? The murderer of hundreds of thousands of people? The Kingpin of Crack Cocaine? An architect of the Afghan involvement that spawned al-Qaeda? This country does not need "servants" like these.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:12 AM

28. People try to be gracious.

But I agree with you - I wouldn't wish Hitler well, and I don't wish George HW Bush well. He's still got his fingers in the pie, old or not, sick or not.

He may not be a crazy teabagger, but he's fucking evil.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:53 PM

5. Pneumonia? Get well soon, Pres. Bush.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:56 PM

7. Too bad that doctors don't believe in biorhythms

GHWB is following his to a T.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

8. Wha?

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

12. If you look at his biorhythm chart

All 3 of his rhythms were at their lowest point on 19 and 20 Dec. His physical crosses into the upper range today but the crossing is supposed to be a danger point (if I remember right from when I was into this stuff as a kid).

http://www.biorhythm-calculator.net/default.aspx

Put June 12 1924 as the birthdate.

On edit, I just put Jack Klugman's birthday in of 27 April 1922 and he died today on a physical bottom and very emotional low...spooky.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:03 AM

25. Biorhythms

I use my biorhythm charts to schedule all my surgeries. My doctor humors me. Wouldn't think of having surgery when I'm physically critical or low.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:56 AM

26. Then again, Charles Durning died yesterday as well.

He was physically and intellectually high and emotionally low so, who knows.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:05 PM

27. Yes, I checked that out.

Modern medicine today can keep you alive much longer. Still, when no machines are involved and except in cases of accidental death, I think that most people follow their physical biorhythm.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:06 PM

9. I don't wish him harm. . . but he leaves me 100% indifferent.

I don't give a fat fuck what happens to that man, good or bad.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:32 PM

10. frankly


it doesn't sound good for the long term prognosis.

do think his family can well afford to do the hospice thing at home and not tax the hospital funding.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:56 PM

23. repukes believe in choice only for the rich

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:32 PM

11. Live, damn you.

You're supposed to die in The Hague.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:38 PM

21. Lol.

I'm certain he's one of the untouchables.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:44 PM

13. Merry Christmas. I'm not going to wish him ill. But, if he is going to pass on, I wish he would ..

tell the truth about all that he knows before he dies.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:52 PM

16. If he really told everthing including hsi involement in the JFK assasination, I will wish him RIP.

 

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:50 PM

14. In spite of the terrible things this man has done "at work"

 

in his private life I wish him the best towards his recovery. I just can't be any other way. I want him fit enough to stand trial.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

17. It's not "nice" to stay in the hospital for anything

I don't have a problem with the taxpayers picking up the tab for his insurance. I believe everyone has a right to good quality healthcare regardless of your post in life.

But I do take issue with your post that assumes he's laughing it up at a hospital.

Why can't you just wish an old man well without inserting your foot in your mouth?

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Response to Politicub (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:36 PM

19. Because Poppy Bush belongs in the Hague.

GHW Bush is not your typical "old man". He is a war criminal.

Another question... do you believe Poppy Bush believes everybody has a right to good quality health care?

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Response to blueclown (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

20. I don't know nor care what he thinks about healthcare

And if he needs to be brought to justice, I hope that happens.

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

22. The only Good Bush is a...?

...you fill in the blank.

I wish no suffering on anyone.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:19 AM

24. Nut Bush?

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Response to blueclown (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:59 AM

29. My hopes are that he has plenty of visitors and time to reflect...

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