Former President George H.W. Bush is still in an intensive care unit in Houston, Tex. being treated for complications related to bronchitis. Bush was initially admitted to the hospital Nov. 23 with a lingering cough.
Now a spokesman for Bush tells the Associated Press the fever that kept the ex-president hospitalized through the Christmas holiday has worsened. “It’s a stubborn fever that won’t go away,” says the Bush rep.
Bush is now on a liquid diet after suffering what the spokesman calls, “a series of setbacks.”
Early on in Bush’s treatment at the Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center, his treating physician reported George H.W. was in stable condition after developing a bacterial infection secondary to the pneumonia.
Bush, 88, has been receiving visits from his wife, Barbara Bush, and his sons, Former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.