Thursday evening, Jean Becker, the Houston chief of staff released a statement about former President George H.W. Bush who has been hospitalized for over a month; the statement said that George H.W. Bush is getting excellent treatment, but he is sick and will most likely be in the hospital for some time. Becker advised people to “put the harps back in the closet” alluding to the assumption that the former president won’t die anytime soon.
Bush, 88, won’t be released from the hospital for a while after a “terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications.”
Bush has been in intensive care since Sunday, and was admitted to the Methodist Hospital in Houston on November 23 after complaining of a persistent cough, according to the New York Daily News. Earlier in Novembe,r he spent another week in the hospital for the same problem.
In her statement, Becker said that she was contacted by “most of the civilized world” on Wednesday after physicians had difficulty bringing his fever down.
“Someday President George H.W. Bush might realize how beloved he is, but of course one of the reasons why he is so beloved is because he has no idea,” Becker said.
Becker said that they have released limited statements about his health “out of respect for President Bush and the Bush family who, like most of us, prefer to deal with health issues in privacy.”
“I hope you all know how much your love, concern and support are appreciated,” Becker said.
The former president lives in Houston during the winter months with his wife, Barbara. During the summer, they live at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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