George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

After less than two weeks, former President George H.W. Bush is out of the hospital.

After being initially placed in intensive care just a day after his late wife’s funeral and later released into a regular room, former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital:

Former president George H.W. Bush has been discharged from the Houston hospital where he was admitted last month, a family spokesman said Friday.

“His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home,” the spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement on Twitter. He told The Washington Post that the 41st president plans to go to his family’s summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, this month.

Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22, just one day after his wife, Barbara Bush, was laid to rest. He had contracted an “infection that spread to his blood,” McGrath said at the time. In the days after he was hospitalized, Bush responded well to treatments and appeared to be recovering, McGrath said.

Barbara Bush died April 17 at age 92, two days after the family announced that she had ”decided not to seek additional medical treatment” after recent hospitalizations

Sepsis is a serious condition in even a young and healthy person, and even more so when you’re dealing with someone of Bush’s advanced age who already is dealing with a number of adverse health conditions, most notably including Parkinson’s Disease. The fact that Bush was released after less than two weeks of hospitalization is itself a remarkable thing given his age and condition. One hopes he feels better now and continues to live for as long as possible.

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  1. de stijl says:

    I did not like the role he played in the Iran-Contra scandal and he has the rep of being handsy, but he was a decent President and a good public servant. (He is easily the best Republican President I’ve ever seen with my adult eyes.)

    He is in ill health, and I hope he passes away easily in no pain.