Spokesperson to former U.S. President, George Bush, on Thursday, said the family of the ex-president had expressed hope in his recovery from pneumonia.
Jim McGrath said the optimistic family members expressed their hope in his recovery a day after doctors inserted a breathing tube to help the 92-year-old to recover from pneumonia in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital.
Bush’s wife, Barbara Bush, 91, was also admitted on Wednesday to the same Houston Methodist Hospital due to fatigue and cough.
The spokesperson said “President Bush had a good night rest and remains in stable condition in the ICU.
“His medical team is actively evaluating him for extubation and we are hopeful he will be discharged from the ICU in a few days.”
The breathing tube was inserted to treat acute respiratory problem, McGrath
said, noting that Barbara Bush was diagnosed with bronchitis but was being treated with antibiotics and rest.
George Bush was U.S. vice president from 1981 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan and was elected as his successor and served as President from 1989 to 1993.
He lost his 1992 re-election bid to Bill Clinton in 1993 to 2001.
The Bush are the parents of later U.S. President George Bush who was in power from 2001 to 2009.
The elder Bush has been in declining health for several years and hospitalised for several weeks in 2012.
Edited by: Abigael Joshua/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu