Bush, 92, the oldest living former American president, has
been at the Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday and "has
responded very well to treatments," spokesman Jim McGrath said
in an email to Reuters.
"Doctors and everyone are very pleased, and we hope to have him
out soon," McGrath wrote.
Bush is the father of former President George W. Bush and former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, served as vice
president during Ronald Reagan's two White House terms before
being elected president in 1988. He served four years in the
Bush has used a wheelchair in his later years and was
hospitalized twice in 2014 - once for seven weeks with pneumonia
and again for breathing difficulties. In July 2015 he broke a
bone in his neck in a fall at the family home in Maine.
Bush's public appearances have been rare since he entered his
90s. In October 2015, Bush, sitting his wheelchair, wearing a
brace on his neck and clad in a Houston Astros jersey, tossed
out the first pitch at the team's playoff game against the
Kansas City Royals.
In 2016, he marked the 75th anniversary of Japan's attack on
Pearl Harbor by attending a ceremony at his library at Texas A&M
University where Bob Dole, the former Republican Senator from
Kansas, was presented with an award for public service.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Mark
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