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.
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