Former President George H.W. Bush is in Methodist Hospital for bronchitis, his chief of staff has told the Houston Chronicle.
Jean Becker says the 88-year-old Bush was hospitalized seven days ago, but doctors have said his condition is not life-threatening. He is expected to be released this weekend.
"Bush has been in and out of Methodist Hospital for a few weeks, and was most recently admitted the day after Thanksgiving," according to the Chron report. "He was visited there Sunday by his son, former President George W. Bush, and his wife, Laura."
His doctor, Amy Myunderse, is quoted in the Chron as saying, "Anytime someone the president's age has bronchitis, there's concern about possible pneumonia. But Mr. Bush's condition never raised to that level."
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We're glad to hear that it was nothing worse, and that he'll be out in time to enjoy the rest of the holidays.