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George H.W. Bush in intensive care

George H.W. Bush in intensive care

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.

From CNN:

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.”


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“It’s been sad to watch that generation slowly disappear.”

It’s been especially sad for my dad, who’s of that generation (and still himself, TBTG, very much alive).

Never voted for GHWB, but my prayers for him regardless.

JC Fisher


@Jesse — Thanks. I am a progressive Democrat as well, but was raised in a Republican home by a father who had been Poppy Bush’s roommate at Andover. I have always admired him, even when I tacked left in my politics and he tacked right to run for President. He was the last Republican I ever voted for. My father is gone now, as are most of their classmates. It’s been sad to watch that generation slowly disappear.

Sarah Ridgway

Jesse Snider

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in

time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit, and

relieve thy sick servant George Herbert Walker for whom our prayers are desired.

Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with

a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations

of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In

thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead

the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant

that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hang in there GHWB even though I’m a Democrat and a progressive

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