George H.W. Bush is currently in stable condition at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. The former president is still suffering from a slight cough related to bronchitis and will stay in the hospital until the end of the weekend.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said:
“He still has the cough and we’re now not expecting him to be discharged this weekend. (We’re) going to play it safe there for obvious reasons.”
Bush was taken to the hospital last week. His aides believed that it would be a short stay for the former President but a “lingering cough” has kept Bush at the hospital. McGrath said that this is not a “life-threatening” situation and that the former president was still in stable condition.
“He’s doing a lot better. He was admitted last Friday with a case of bronchitis … They were able to successfully treat that case of it, but he still has a lingering cough and that and the fact that he’s 88, they’re just being extra cautious and holding him until the cough gets better.”
Bush served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan between 1980 and 1988. He then became the 41st President of the United States.
George H.W. Bush has received plenty of visitors since he was hospitalized last week, including his son, former President George W. Bush, and his wife Laura.