Eighty-eight year old George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former president (and Episcopalian) has been hospitalized for the past month and is now in intensive care.
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital with a “stubborn fever that is slightly elevated,” his spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.
He has been in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital since Sunday, spokesman Jim McGrath said, and has been hospitalized there for over a month.
McGrath said earlier Wednesday that Bush had spent Christmas with members of his family and was in good spirits….
Doctors were initially treating him for bronchitis and a lingering cough. More recently he had been undergoing physical therapy in preparation for returning home. He developed a fever mid- to late last week and began experiencing other complications that McGrath described as “a series of setbacks.”