Ex-President George H.W. Bush in ICU
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FILE - In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 that doctors at the Houston hospital where Bush has been treated for a month remain cautiously optimistic that he will recover. Still, no discharge date has been set, and McGrath says that doctors are being cautious because at Bush's age sometimes issues crop up that are beyond anybody's ability to discern or foretell.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.
Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said Wednesday evening that the former president has been in the ICU at Methodist Hospital since Sunday.
No details were immediately provided. But earlier Wednesday, McGrath said a fever that kept Bush in the hospital over Christmas had gotten worse and that doctors had put him on a liquids-only diet.
A bronchitis-like cough initially brought Bush to the hospital on Nov. 23.
McGrath says the cough has improved, and that the 88-year-old is now coughing about once a day.