World News: Former US President Bush snr. in intensive care


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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in intensive care – spokesman
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PHUKET: Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in “guarded condition,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said yesterday.

“The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family,” McGrath said in a statement.

“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,” McGrath said.

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Doctors at the Methodist Hospital “continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment,” McGrath said.

The 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital on November 23 for bronchitis.

Bush, the 41st US president and a republican, took office in 1989 and served one term in the White House. The father of former President George W Bush, he also served as a congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, envoy to China, CIA director and vice president for two terms under Ronald Reagan.

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