George Bush Snr in 'guarded condition' after 'setbacks'

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

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George Bush Sr in hospital

The former US president George Bush Sr has been released from intensive care after being admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas with bronchitis last month.