President George H.W. Bush may be released from hospital soon

george-h-w-bush-barbara-bush-gi.jpgFormer President George H.W. Bush, who was hospitalized back in November, has finally gotten some good news in his extended hospital stay -- he may be going home soon.

A family spokesman says Sunday (Jan. 13), "We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time."

Reuters reports that Bush's son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, says that his father is expected to be released Monday, Jan. 14.

The former president, 88, was initially hospitalized for a bronchitis and was later transferred to intensive care in December after sustaining a persistent fever and other complications. Bush also had previously been diagnosed with lower-body Parkinsonism, which causes a loss of balance. The diagnosis has had the former president using a wheelchair for the past year.
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