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Former President George H.W. Bush to remain in hospital through weekend

This photo of former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush, was posted on Twitter. The senior Bush said, "Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder." [Evan Sisley | Office of George H.W. Bush via Twitter]

This photo of former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush, was posted on Twitter. The senior Bush said, "Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder." [Evan Sisley | Office of George H.W. Bush via Twitter]

HOUSTON — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath posted Friday on Twitter that doctors will keep the 92-year-old Bush at Houston Methodist Hospital "to ensure a fully clean bill of health."

McGrath said Bush "feels terrific," and Bush's vice president, Dan Quayle, talked with him by phone on Friday.

Bush was hospitalized April 14 for treatment of a persistent cough. Physicians say his pneumonia was treated and resolved. But he has been held for observation while he regains his strength.

Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. He spent 16 days in the hospital in January for treatment of pneumonia.

Former President George H.W. Bush to remain in hospital through weekend 04/21/17 [Last modified: Friday, April 21, 2017 4:58pm]
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