HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A spokesman stated Monday that former President George H.W. Bush has been discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital after his battle with pneumonia. The 92-year-old former leader was given his final round of antibiotics last week.
Bush was admitted to the hospital on January 14 after experiencing difficulty breathing. He was then moved into the Intensive Care Unit, where doctors inserted a breathing tube and used a ventilator for assistance. Last week, he was said to be working with physical therapists on regaining his strength.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath had been providing updates about Bush’s condition on social media, assuring that his health had been improving each day. “He is thankful for the many prayers and kind messages he received during his stay, as well as the world-class care that both his doctors and nurses provided,” McGrath added.
Barbara Bush was also admitted to the same hospital just four days after her husband. The 91-year-old former First Lady was treated for bronchitis and discharged last Monday. The couple’s 72-year marriage is the longest of any presidential pairing in American history.