GEORGE H.W. BUSH RELEASED AFTER LATEST HOSPITAL STAY FOR PNEUMONIA
HOUSTON Former president George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.
“President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
The 92-year-old Bush had been admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 14 for treatment of a persistent cough. Doctors determined he had pneumonia.
But after the pneumonia was treated, Bush remained hospitalized as he dealt with a case of chronic bronchitis.
Bush will continue receiving treatment at home, but this should not affect his plans to travel to Maine, where he and his 91-year-old wife, Barbara, spend their summers, McGrath said in an email. Bush and his wife live in Houston during the winter.