Former President Bush remains hospitalized
FILE - In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 that doctors at the Houston hospital where Bush has been treated for a month remain �cautiously optimistic� that he will recover. Still, no discharge date has been set, and McGrath says that doctors are being cautious because at Bush�s age �sometimes issues crop up that are beyond anybody�s ability to discern or foretell.�(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)Photo: Image by AP
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care in a Houston hospital recovering from a fever that arose after a long battle with bronchitis.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday he would release a statement if there was anything to report, but wasn't sure there would be.
McGrath said Friday that the 88-year-old Bush's condition continued to improve since moving into intensive care at Methodist Hospital on Sunday. Later Friday, McGrath said that updates on the president would come on an "as-warranted" basis.
Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough.
Bush, the 41st president, is the country's oldest living former president by a few months.