George H.W.Bush. Photo by Reuters
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in the
intensive care unit of a Houston hospital, according to a
Bush, 88, a Republican who during his one term in office led
a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991,
was admitted to Methodist Hospital Nov. 23 for bronchitis.
He was transferred to intensive care on Sunday (local time)
after setbacks including a persistent fever, family spokesman
Jim McGrath has said.
"I don't have any guidance so far today except to say no news
is good news," McGrath said on Thursday.
Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said the former president
remained in intensive care on Thursday.
McGrath on Wednesday described Bush as alert and talking to
Bush has lower-body parkinsonism, which causes a loss of
balance, and has used wheelchairs for more than a year.
The 41st U.S. president, and father of former President
George W. Bush, served as a congressman, as ambassador to the
United Nations, as envoy to China, as CIA director and as
vice president for two terms under Ronald Reagan.