Former President George H.W. Bush, 88, is transferred to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Doctors are treating him to combat a persistent fever.
Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital “following a series of set- backs including a persistent fever,” but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman in Houston, said Bush was admitted to the ICU at Methodist Hos- pital on Sunday.
He said doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment and that the ex-president “remains in guarded condition.”
Earlier Wednesday, McGrath said a fever that kept Bush in the hospital over Christmas had gotten worse and that doctors had put him on a liquids-only diet.
“It’s an elevated fever, so it’s actually gone up in the last day or two,” McGrath said earlier in the day.