Former US President Bush, 90, to spend 4th night in Houston hospital

By REUTERS
December 27, 2014 02:01

 
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HOUSTON - Doctors in Houston have decided to keep former US President George H.W. Bush in the hospital for a fourth night since his bout with shortness of breath, though his condition has improved and he "remains in high spirits," his spokesman said on Friday.

Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday night and admitted for observation after experiencing breathing difficulties earlier that evening, according to his spokesman, Jim McGrath.

There has been no word on whether the nation's 41st president is suffering from any particular ailment. McGrath said on Wednesday that Bush's prognosis was positive and that he was being kept hospitalized as a precaution.

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