Spokesman: George H.W. Bush "Improving"

2:49 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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Houston, NC -- Former President George H.W. Bush is still in intensive care, but doctors say his condition is improving.

A Bush family spokesman said Friday the 88-year-old former president is "alert and, as always, in good spirits," according to the Associated Press.

The spokesman said Bush's conversations with doctors and nurses at Methodist Hospital in Houston now include singing.

He also said the physicians are "cautiously optimistic that the current course of treatment will be effective."

Bush has been in the hospital since Nov. 23. He was moved to intensive care Sunday for treatment of a fever following a bronchitis-related cough.

The Associated Press

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