Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

December 29th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

Former President George H.W. Bush

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HOUSTON - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved today

out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Saturday that the Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.

Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at Houston's Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.

Bush, the 41st president, is the country's oldest living former president by a few months.