Ex-President George H.W. Bush No Longer In Intensive Care

The medical condition of former President George H.W. Bush has been upgraded, and he has been moved out of the intensive care ward of the Houston hospital where he is being treated.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath provided the good news about the 41st president’s medical condition today:

” ‘President Bush’s condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery. ‘The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.’ “

As he has said before, McGrath will provide future updates about President Bush’s condition as warranted.

As The Inquisitr has previously reported, President Bush — who also suffers from a form of Parkinson’s disease — was admitted to The Methodist Hospital in Houston on November 23 with complications caused by a bout of bronchitis, and he has been there ever since. There were fears over the Christmas weekend when the ex-president was taken to intensive care with a persistent fever and placed on a liquid diet. But his condition subsequently improved, and there were reports that he was alert, in good spirits, and was singing with doctors and nurses.

Yesterday, former Bush aide Jean Becker in an email chided the media and others for jumping to negative conclusions: “[The president] would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet.”

AP notes that George H.W. Bush, 88, a World War II fighter pilot in the Navy, is the country’s oldest living former president by a few months over Jimmy Carter.