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Former President George H.W Bush Released From The Hospital

Update Date: Jan 31, 2017 07:20 AM EST
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Former US President George H.W. Bush has been released from the Houston Methodist Hospital, Monday, after being treated for pneumonia. He was admitted last Jan. 14. He is the oldest living former president of the United States of America and the only former president who missed attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump last Jan.20.

CBS News reports that the 92-year-old former president was hospitalized, he already expressed that his current health condition is already preventing him from attending President Donald Trump's inauguration. He even confirmed that his health was so bad, his doctor advised him that it would be life-threatening for him to even sit outside with his condition. His wife, Barbara Bush was also recently hospitalized and is not in good shape to leave Texas.

During his treatment, he had to stay in intensive care and several breathing tubes were also inserted into him to connect him to a ventilator to help him breathe, Chicago Tribune reports. His spokesman, Jim McGrath revealed that the former president is very thankful for the prayers and kind messages that he received during his hospitalization.

Wife Barbara Bush, 91, also had to stay at the hospital for five days to get treatments for her bronchitis and was released a week prior to the former president's release. Dr. Clint Doerr, one of the physicians who took care of Bush revealed that the couple was "essentially therapy for each other."

Bush served as the president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and has developed a form of Parkinson's disease resorting him to use a motorized scooter or a wheelchair to keep him mobile. He has been married to Barbara Bush for 72 years.

Earlier in 2015, he was hospitalized in Maine after falling and breaking a bone on his neck. He even spent Christmas of 2012 in intensive care to a bronchitis-related cough and other medical issues.

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