(Image summary: HBO / Los Angeles Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

41st President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care in a Houston hospital Wednesday evening — with a rising fever.

 

According to NBC Nightly News, the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized due to bronchitis since Thanksgiving. Fox News talked with Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath.

 

JIM MCGRATH: “Doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around it. They’re cautiously optimistic that the treatment is going to be effective. But the president — is, uh — they don’t put you in the ICU because things are going well.”

 

Bush was once the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy — serving in World War II at the age of 18. In old age, he’s made a habit of skydiving on each birthday, his most recent coming this past June.

 

The BBC says, while hospitalized, “On Christmas Day, Mr Bush was visited by his wife, Barbara, his son Neil and other family members. He has also been visited twice by his son George W Bush, who served as 43rd president in 2001-09.”

 

Stay with us for more details as they come in.

George HW Bush in Intensive Care, Fever Worsening

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Dec 26, 2012

George HW Bush in Intensive Care, Fever Worsening

(Image summary: HBO / Los Angeles Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

41st President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care in a Houston hospital Wednesday evening — with a rising fever.

 

According to NBC Nightly News, the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized due to bronchitis since Thanksgiving. Fox News talked with Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath.

 

JIM MCGRATH: “Doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around it. They’re cautiously optimistic that the treatment is going to be effective. But the president — is, uh — they don’t put you in the ICU because things are going well.”

 

Bush was once the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy — serving in World War II at the age of 18. In old age, he’s made a habit of skydiving on each birthday, his most recent coming this past June.

 

The BBC says, while hospitalized, “On Christmas Day, Mr Bush was visited by his wife, Barbara, his son Neil and other family members. He has also been visited twice by his son George W Bush, who served as 43rd president in 2001-09.”

 

Stay with us for more details as they come in.

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