Former US president George H.W. Bush has taken a turn for the a worse and is in intensive care after a “stubborn fever” delayed his recovery from bronchitis, a spokesman said Wednesday.
“He’s had a series of setbacks now that have landed him in guarded condition in the intensive care unit,” spokesman Jim McGrath told AFP.
The 88-year-old was first admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston on November 7 for bronchitis treatment and released on November 19. But he was readmitted on November 23 after his cough flared up again.
Doctors had initially hoped to have the elder statesman home for Christmas, but he was instead forced to spend the holiday in hospital, where he was joined by his wife Barbara, son Neil and grandson Pierce.
“I wouldn’t say he was able to celebrate it in the traditional sense,” McGrath said. “His family was with him, and he’s conscious and he’s able to engage in humorous banter with his doctor.”
Bush, a Republican, was in the White House from 1989 to 1993 and sent US forces into Iraq in the first Gulf war after Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded Kuwait.
During his time in public service, he also served as vice president, congressman and director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He is the father of former president George W. Bush.
so what? who cares that Barbara gave him herpes! but i've never heard of someone dying from it.
bet all the nurses and doctors are white no filipinos and forget about Jebs kids he had with that Mexican dropping by.
i bet Barbara is such a dominatrix that George cummed outside her beef curtains and then she used her big black thick dildo and pushed in the semen to get pregnant
Look people, I apologize for the delay. We do try our best to provide the prompt and effective service that you have a right to expect. But the truth is that we've been having some labor difficulties, so housekeeping is backlogged and his room just isn't ready yet.
Just as soon as we can clear up this issue, I promise that we will move him into his new quarters as quick as possible.
Satan, did you forget that this man may have connections to the JFK assassination? He has a lot to answer for.
If he dies, it'll be:
Jack Klugman, 90
Charles Durning, 89
George Bush, 88
R20, perhaps you misunderstood what I meant by getting his room "ready." it's not simply a matter of changing the sheets, vacuuming, and giving the toilet a quick once-over.
There is equipment to install.
Satan, are you implying that George H. W. Bush will be tortured by some of the equipment that is being installed?
That would be a nice thought.
Circling the drain. He'll be a goner before new years eve.
As much blood as this man has on his hands the end can't come soon enough.
Satan will soon claim his own, we hope!
Day off from work!
I just saw this on Match.com
Wild lady, looks like George Washington, looking for date on New Year's Eve. Love the ay-nell.
Ask for Babs.
[quote]Circling the drain. He'll be a goner before new years eve.
Perhaps, but it is still supposition.
He could linger on well into 2013 for all we know.
I bet the Bush grand daughters are out on a bender and then plan to drive home.
He appears to be in trouble with his failing health. May be awhile but would surprise me if he recovered enough to be without nursing support. I dread another presidential funeral week.
[quote]I dread another presidential funeral week.
What I dread is the fake tributes and accolades he will receive and the whitewash of his blood-soaked history the mainstream media will engage in.
Doctors are treating the fever with acetaminophen and remained unable to determine the cause
What always happens in these cases is the person gets really ill. If they stay ill, they can last awhile. I mean a long while.
But if he suddenly gets better and the fever breaks, he'll be gone in a week. You always rally then you bite the big one.
R34 are you an M.D. who has the necessary medical knowledge to make such a diagnosis?
Bush the First has been in the hospital since before Thanksgiving. Shrub (the Dallas son) went to visit then.
On Facebook, there have been all these "Pray For / Say a Prayer for George H.W. Bush" posts. The man is almost 90 and in bad health. Maybe it's God's way (if you believe in God) of saying "Time's up!"
I'm not R34, but I've (unfortunately) seen enough loved ones pass away to know that that's a likely scenario.
I have heard what r34 said as well.
I don't hate him as much as the son.
I hope he does hang on until the New Year. Don't want anything distracting Washington from the fiscal cliff fiasco.
What will probably happen is that he will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda, in D.C., then go back either to Texas, which is most likely, or to Kennebunkport, for the funeral. I sincerely hope they don't try to make a huge deal of this as they did with Reagan.
This couldn't have come at a worse time. Washington is trying to plan for the Inaugural.
I wonder how Condi is taking it? They were VERY close. He introduced her to the nation. She was one of his many gifts to us, along with his two sons of course, Jeb and the other one.
How is "the other" Jennifer taking the news?
"Washington is trying to plan for the Inaugural. "
Typical WASP Illuminati overlord corpses-to-be: always upstaging!
R10, if we are, GHWB will be waiting for us when we get there.
[quote]I sincerely hope they don't try to make a huge deal of this as they did with Reagan.
You don't have to worry about that - NO ONE is more beloved in American politics than Saint Ronnie. The man is considered a God by Republicans.
His aide just sent an email to friends and family telling them to "put the harps back in the closet"
Will he be in the stereo cabinet soon?
I am NOT calling Auntie Barbara this time!
GHWB - isn't that some kind of party drug?
Is he still shopping the Piggly Wiggly?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and theorize that Dubya and Jeb only visited Poppy twice in the hospital because they are both selfish asshole pricks. Shocking, I know.
I'm wearing a red dress to the funeral just to see the look on that bitch's face.
Dubya and his father had a very difficult relationship. They've barely been on speaking terms for years.
Don't know how Jeb and his father got along.
R54, according to several writers who have studied the Bush family, it's a mainstream media myth that Sr. & Jr. are estranged.
I'm assuming it's also a myth that GWB has only visited GHWB two times since he's been hospitalized.
Last I heard, all GWB does is hang around the food court at a mall and try to get people to talk to him.
R56, I think he's spending most of his time in political exile in Texas since he knows he isn't liked.
I think it was reported that he was at a conference in the Cayman Islands the week before the election last month.
I want to hear more about Bush Jr hanging around food courts in malls. This sounds hilarious.
R58, it was probably a joke.
Sadly, R59, even after eight years of W. Bush as the alleged Commander-in-Chief, the joke has an air of authenticity.
[quote]I think it was reported that he was at a conference in the Cayman Islands the week before the election last month.
It was probably a conference on how to park all your money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying US taxes. That would be right up Dubya's alley. Fucking scum.
Yes, I'm still bitter about 2000-2008
(It's satire of course, but it has the sting of truth.)
Stupid things like that annoy me, R62. They should either report the truth or not bother at all. I don't need satire. It makes it hard to sort out what's true from what isn't and just creates more confusion.
Life is so difficult and confusing, isn't it, R63?
Do you think he and Bar still get it on?
Where is Jennifer Fitzgerald?
This man gave us a thousand points of meaningless light and Shrub. Lord help us if Jeb decides to run. I've had enough of this dynasty....
I guess the lefty loones are ahab the arab loves poor pathetic suckers/
A good American
You may be a good American, R35. Too bad you are incoherent.
Sorry. Got the numbering screwed up. That should have been R68.
Good counting . I agree with lefty loones toobad they exist.
Since he's had to spend the last decade of his life as the acknowledged father of the worst president in U.S. history, this is working out very well for him.
If he's in ICU it more than likely means he is intubated and on a respirator.
He's been in the hospital for a fairly long stretch so I'd bet he dies before years end too.
R68 and R71 made it all the way to 6th grade before he dropped out of school, but does know how to cipher.
Does he have a Presidential Library?
Yes, R82, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Supposedly, it's one of the best ones. I've never been.
I've been. It blows. It does reveal though that his Congressional career was funded by a Chinese businessman. He's been working for China, apparently, all his adult life. To say he is guilty of treason is to underestimate the extent of his evil. He has actively opposed the U.S. national interest his whole life.
r84 tells it like it is.
Me so solly...
R84, all of that is pretty mild compared to his involvement with the CIA and his lies about the JFK assassination.
I think the worst thing he did was give birth to grandchildren who drive drunk.
Don't wish death on everyone, Karma is watching.
Every single person I know that has wished death upon someone else has also died. Think about that.
But not apparently on stupid you R90. How smug and superior that must make you feel. Karma is a fraud, a big stupid fraud.
"I think the worst thing he did was give birth to grandchildren who drive drunk."
The presidency is indeed powerful if it gives aman the ability to give birth to his own grandchildren, including "little brown ones".
What a Michael Phelps. That flew right over your head didn't it Aspie?
R90's statement was stupid.
Still over your head buddy...Well read SLOWLY.