President George H.W. Bush ‘Alert & Talking’ In Hospital After Blood Infection

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Apr. 25 2018, Updated 6:40 p.m. ET

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President George H.W. Bush was released from the ICU but remained hospitalized after he was admitted following his wife’s tragic death.

The 93-year-old former President “has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room, and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days,” his spokesperson Jim McGarth said on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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“He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress.”

Bush attended his wife, Barbara Bush’s funeral on April 21, in a wheelchair, and was pushed out of the ceremony by his son, former President George W. Bush.

He was admitted into the ICU “after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” his spokesperson previously said.

However, the 41st President was recovering well after losing his wife of 73 years and with his trademark sense of humor. “President Bush naturally thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes,” his spokesperson said.

“He also wants to assure everyone that, as good as he feels now, he’s more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves than anything that landed him in the hospital.”

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