Bush senior takes turn for worse in hospital
CHICAGO (AFP) - Former US president George H.W. Bush has taken a turn for the a worse and is in intensive care after a "stubborn fever" delayed his recovery from bronchitis, a spokesman said Wednesday.
"He's had a series of setbacks now that have landed him in guarded condition in the intensive care unit," spokesman Jim McGrath told AFP.
The 88-year-old was first admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston on Nov 7 for bronchitis treatment and released on Nov 19. But he was readmitted on Nov 23 after his cough flared up again.
Doctors had initially hoped to have the elder statesman home for Christmas, but he was instead forced to spend the holiday in hospital, where he was joined by his wife Barbara, son Neil and grandson Pierce.