George H.W. Bush Health In Stable Condition

By: | 11/30/2012 12:06 PM ET

George H. W. Bush health is currently in stable condition.

The 41st President of the United States is being treated at a Houston hospital for complications related to bronchitis and is in stable condition, the hospital said on Thursday.

“President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis,” Bush’s office said in a statement released by the hospital. “He is in stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours.”

According to Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath he was admitted to the hospital last Friday with bronchitis.

“They were able to successfully treat that piece of it, but he still has a lingering cough and the fact that he’s 88 - they’re just being extra cautious and holding him until the cough gets better,” McGrath said on Thursday.

McGrath admitted there were fears that the former President would develop pneumonia, but he did not.

“I guess there’s always that concern when you’re dealing with somebody at that advanced age but thankfully, it didn’t turn in that direction,” McGrath said. “And the medication and treatment they’ve used to get a hold of this bronchitis worked, and we’re just waiting for the cough to go away.”

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