9:13 pm, Sat 29 Dec 2012
Former President George Bush Sr's condition has improved enough for him to be moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular patient room at the Houston hospital where he has been receiving treatment, a spokesman has confirmed.
Bush, 88, entered the Methodist Hospital on 23rd November with bronchitis. He was sent to intensive care last Sunday after setbacks including a persistent fever.
"The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes," said a statement from the former president's spokesman.
7:09 pm, Fri 28 Dec 2012
Former US President George Bush Sr remains in intensive care but his condition "continues to improve," his spokesman said.
5:30 am, Fri 28 Dec 2012
The chief of staff at the hospital where George Bush Snr is being treated has said that the former US president is likely to remain in hospital for "a while".
"He is 88 years old, he had a terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications," Jean Becker wrote in a statement.
"Is he sick? Yes. Does he plan on going anywhere soon? No. He has every intention of staying put.
"He would ask me to tell you to please 'put the harps back in the closet,'" she added.
2:28 pm, Thu 27 Dec 2012
George Bush Sr has been moved into intensive care after suffering "a series of setbacks that include a persistent fever," according to a family spokesman.
Doctors are "cautiously optimistic" about the 88-year-old former president's health, he added.
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1:35 am, Thu 27 Dec 2012
The spokesman for the Bush family, Jim McGrath, released this statement on Wednesday:
The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family.
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.
Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment.
– Bush family spokesman
1:02 am, Thu 27 Dec 2012
Former President George HW Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Texas hospital and is in "guarded condition," according to family spokesman Jim McGrath.
"The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family," McGrath said in a statement.
Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit on Sunday, he said.
8:20 pm, Wed 26 Dec 2012
George H.W. Bush, pictured here with his son and fellow former president George W. Bush, in June.
Former US President George HW Bush's fever has worsened with doctors putting him on a liquids-only diet, a spokesman for his hospital in Texas has confirmed.
But Jim McGrath said doctors were "cautiously optimistic" about the course of treatment he is on.
Mr McGrath, who was quoted by the Associated Press, said doctors still do not know what is causing the 88-year-old's "stubborn" fever, despite treating it with Tylenol.
Mr Bush was brought to the Houston hospital for the bronchitis-like cough on November 23.
6:32 pm, Thu 29 Nov 2012
George HW Bush's office has released a statement after he was readmitted to hospital in Houston, Texas.
It says: "President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis.
"He is in [a] stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."
4:45 pm, Thu 29 Nov 2012
George HW Bush has recently recovered from bronchitis
Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas.
A hospital spokesperson says it is not life-threatening, but there are reports it is a long-term cough that the 88-year-old has not been able to shake off. He has recently recovered from bronchitis.