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George H.W. Bush in intensive care following ‘setbacks’

His condition is now described as "guarded."

by Anonymousreply 10012/30/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 112/26/2012

I thought some reports say he is back home?

by Anonymousreply 212/26/2012

Anybody that age who spends any time in a hospital is going to catch pneumonia. These stories that he was "coughing once a day" blah blah blah, obvious nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 312/26/2012

Barbara should do with him what the Germans are doing with their old people:

by Anonymousreply 412/26/2012

Remember, given their wealth they could recreate a hospital setting in their home, and they would if there were any chance of recovery.

by Anonymousreply 512/26/2012

What will the Death Panels decide?

by Anonymousreply 612/26/2012

I'm warming up. Get the casket ready.

by Anonymousreply 712/26/2012

He's the third!

by Anonymousreply 812/26/2012

I'd like to have him intubated so he can't talk and then start listing all the evil things he's done in his life.

by Anonymousreply 912/26/2012

You are all going straight to hell.

by Anonymousreply 1012/26/2012

What do you mean, R5?

by Anonymousreply 1112/27/2012

I hear his twin grand daughter went out and drove drunk when they heard the news

by Anonymousreply 1212/27/2012

As recently as 6 years ago when he spoke at Gerald Ford's funeral, he was still shilling for the Warren Commission.

by Anonymousreply 1312/27/2012

His condition is probably much worse than "guarded", if his family has been gathering.

by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2012

Which people are 'gathering', R14? It doesn't seem like George W. or Jeb have even visited.

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2012

I've just updated my Match.com profile, so this is working out well for me.

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1712/27/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 1812/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1912/27/2012

Satan, did you forget that this man may have connections to the JFK assassination? He has a lot to answer for.

by Anonymousreply 2012/27/2012

If he dies, it'll be:

Jack Klugman, 90 Charles Durning, 89 George Bush, 88

by Anonymousreply 2112/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2212/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2312/27/2012

Circling the drain. He'll be a goner before new years eve.

by Anonymousreply 2412/27/2012

As much blood as this man has on his hands the end can't come soon enough.

by Anonymousreply 2512/27/2012

Satan will soon claim his own, we hope!

by Anonymousreply 2612/27/2012

Day off from work!

by Anonymousreply 2712/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2812/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2912/27/2012

I bet the Bush grand daughters are out on a bender and then plan to drive home.

by Anonymousreply 3012/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3112/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3212/27/2012

Doctors are treating the fever with acetaminophen and remained unable to determine the cause

by Anonymousreply 3312/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3412/27/2012

R34 are you an M.D. who has the necessary medical knowledge to make such a diagnosis?

by Anonymousreply 3512/27/2012

Bush the First has been in the hospital since before Thanksgiving. Shrub (the Dallas son) went to visit then.

by Anonymousreply 3612/27/2012

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!"

by Anonymousreply 3712/27/2012

I'm not R34, but I've (unfortunately) seen enough loved ones pass away to know that that's a likely scenario.

by Anonymousreply 3812/27/2012

I have heard what r34 said as well.

by Anonymousreply 3912/27/2012

I don't hate him as much as the son.

by Anonymousreply 4012/27/2012

I hope he does hang on until the New Year. Don't want anything distracting Washington from the fiscal cliff fiasco.

by Anonymousreply 4112/27/2012

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.

Sheesh. 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.

by Anonymousreply 4212/27/2012

How is "the other" Jennifer taking the news?

by Anonymousreply 4312/27/2012

"Washington is trying to plan for the Inaugural. "

Typical WASP Illuminati overlord corpses-to-be: always upstaging!

by Anonymousreply 4412/27/2012

R10, if we are, GHWB will be waiting for us when we get there.

by Anonymousreply 4512/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4612/27/2012

His aide just sent an email to friends and family telling them to "put the harps back in the closet"

by Anonymousreply 4712/27/2012

Will he be in the stereo cabinet soon?

by Anonymousreply 4812/27/2012

I am NOT calling Auntie Barbara this time!

by Anonymousreply 4912/27/2012

GHWB - isn't that some kind of party drug?

by Anonymousreply 5012/27/2012

Is he still shopping the Piggly Wiggly?

by Anonymousreply 5112/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5212/27/2012

I'm wearing a red dress to the funeral just to see the look on that bitch's face.

by Anonymousreply 5312/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5412/27/2012

R54, according to several writers who have studied the Bush family, it's a mainstream media myth that Sr. & Jr. are estranged.

by Anonymousreply 5512/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5612/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5712/27/2012

I want to hear more about Bush Jr hanging around food courts in malls. This sounds hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5812/27/2012

R58, it was probably a joke.

by Anonymousreply 5912/27/2012

Sadly, R59, even after eight years of W. Bush as the alleged Commander-in-Chief, the joke has an air of authenticity.

by Anonymousreply 6012/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6112/27/2012

For R58:

(It's satire of course, but it has the sting of truth.)

by Anonymousreply 6212/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6312/27/2012

Life is so difficult and confusing, isn't it, R63?

by Anonymousreply 6412/27/2012

Do you think he and Bar still get it on?

by Anonymousreply 6512/27/2012

Where is Jennifer Fitzgerald?

by Anonymousreply 6612/27/2012

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....

by Anonymousreply 6712/27/2012

You may be a good American, R35. Too bad you are incoherent.

by Anonymousreply 6912/27/2012

Sorry. Got the numbering screwed up. That should have been R68.

by Anonymousreply 7012/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7212/27/2012

DIE, you piece of shit. Die.

by Anonymousreply 7312/27/2012

He's got worms in his tubes!

by Anonymousreply 7412/27/2012

Babs is an immaculate virgin. She was impregnated by a demon of our Lord Satan using a hot poker carrying the Infernal Seed.

by Anonymousreply 7512/27/2012

Pneumonia, sepsis, organ failure.

by Anonymousreply 7612/27/2012

I would rather see Prince Philip and Camilla go first, they have long overstayed their welcome.

by Anonymousreply 7712/27/2012

can Kissinger be next?

by Anonymousreply 7812/27/2012

He looks like Freddy Krueger!

by Anonymousreply 7912/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8012/27/2012

R68 and R71 made it all the way to 6th grade before he dropped out of school, but does know how to cipher.

by Anonymousreply 8112/27/2012

Does he have a Presidential Library?

by Anonymousreply 8212/27/2012

Yes, R82, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Supposedly, it's one of the best ones. I've never been.

by Anonymousreply 8312/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8412/27/2012

Ah so

by Anonymousreply 8512/28/2012

r84 tells it like it is.

About time.

by Anonymousreply 8612/28/2012

Me so solly...

by Anonymousreply 8712/28/2012

R84, all of that is pretty mild compared to his involvement with the CIA and his lies about the JFK assassination.

by Anonymousreply 8812/28/2012

I think the worst thing he did was give birth to grandchildren who drive drunk.

by Anonymousreply 8912/28/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 9012/28/2012

But not apparently on stupid you R90. How smug and superior that must make you feel. Karma is a fraud, a big stupid fraud.

by Anonymousreply 9112/28/2012

"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".

by Anonymousreply 9212/28/2012

r91

What a Michael Phelps. That flew right over your head didn't it Aspie?

by Anonymousreply 9312/28/2012

R90's statement was stupid.

by Anonymousreply 9412/28/2012

r94

Still over your head buddy...Well read SLOWLY.

by Anonymousreply 9512/29/2012

He's out of intensive care.

by Anonymousreply 9612/29/2012

Step one: The Rally

Step Two: The demise

Step Three: Babs ad on Craigslist:

[quote]Newly single, looks like George Washington, ready to go, go, go

by Anonymousreply 9712/29/2012

I love it when they say he is in good spirits...what a bunch of bullshit. I hope he lives another 10 years...none of them good.

by Anonymousreply 9812/29/2012

The latest update is that he is now out of intensive care.

Has he escaped death again?

by Anonymousreply 9912/30/2012

No one escapes death.

by Anonymousreply 10012/30/2012
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