George H.W. Bush stable after weekend in hospital

George H.W. Bush stable after weekend in Houston hospital, treatment for lingering cough

Published On: Jan 02 2013 11:06:50 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 20 2012 11:06:18 AM CST

Former President George H.W. Bush is starting the week in a Houston hospital where he's spent several days for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis.

George Kovacik with Methodist Hospital said the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition at the facility Monday. Aides earlier said the 41st president would likely be discharged over the weekend. Bush has been in and out of the hospital for treatment of the cough.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said that Bush was in high spirits on Sunday. However, the cough is still causing Bush pain.

"As long as he has that he's not anxious to go anywhere," McGrath said.

Bush also suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that forces him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter.

The ex-president and his wife, Barbara, split their time between homes in Houston and Kennebunkport, Maine.

George H.W. Bush through the years

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:58:43 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 23 2012 03:39:16 PM CDT

Take a look at President George H.W. Bush's life.

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George H.W. Bush was born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., to senator and investment banker Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Here he's seen with sister, Nancy, at age 5 in 1929.