UPDATE (1/31) — Amazing news for George H.W. Bush and his whole family. After battling pneumonia and breathing difficulties in the hospital for more than two weeks, the former president has finally been discharged. The 92-year-old is “thankful for the many prayers and kind wishes he received during his stay,” according to his spokesman.
We’re so happy to hear it! Stay well, 41.
UPDATE (1/24) — So sweet! Jenna Bush Hager just shared a photo on Instagram of her grandparents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, with a heartwarming message.
She captioned the snapshot: “The power of LOVE in a picture. Their doctor said their love helps them heal. Thanks for you thoughts. #morelovelesshate”
The former first lady was recently discharged from the hospital after being treated for bronchitis. Despite her clean bill of health, she returned to the hospital to be with her husband.
George H.W. Bush had his breathing tube removed last week and is now well enough to sit up and watch TV.
UPDATE (1/20) — Finally some encouraging news for George H.W. Bush. His son George W. Bush posted a positive update on both his parents on Instagram. Below a touching image of the 43rd president with his mom and dad, he wrote in a caption, “Your prayers are working: 41 and Mom are doing much better today and fighting on. Thanks for your messages of love and support for Mother and Dad.”
On top of that, a family spokesman said the 41st president remains in “stable” condition. “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 spokesman said in a statement. As for his wife Barbara, she reported feeling “1,000% better” after medication and some good rest.
Sending more prayers for both for a speedy (and complete) recovery!
UPDATE (1/18 3:55 p.m.) — More bad news for the Bush family.
George H.W. Bush remains at Houston Methodist hospital due to an “acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia”, spokesman Jim McGrath revealed in a new statement. “Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation,” but “President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU, where he will remain for observation.”
But now George W. Bush’s mother and George H.W.’s wife, Barbara, has been admitted to the hospital “as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing,” said McGrath.
(1/18) 10:30 a.m. — We’re wishing former President George H.W. Bush a speedy recovery! The 92-year-old is currently recovering in a Houston Hospital after suffering from “shortness of breath.”
Fortunately, the 41st president is in stable condition, he “has responded very well to treatments,” said his spokesman, Jim McGrath. “Doctors and everyone are very pleased, and we hope to have him out soon.”
The elder Bush is currently the second-oldest living former president behind only Jimmy Carter. Over the past few years, he has suffered from a series of health conditions.
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In 2012, a bronchitis-related cough kept him at a hospital for two months. In 2014, had similar breathing problems. Two year ago, he fell while on vacation in Kennebunkport, MA, and fractured his neckline.
Bush suffers from a form of Parkinson’s Disease.
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01 George HW & Barbara
George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush married in 1945. George H.W. was sworn in as the 41st president in 1989.
02 George W Bush
George W. Bush
George W. Bush was born in 1946. He is the oldest Bush child and became the 43rd president when he took office in 2001. In 1977, he married Laura Welch and a few years later they had fraternal twin girls: Jenna and Barbara.
The pair recently celebrated their 70th birthday together at their home in Texas. County musician George Strait performed at the private party.
11 Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush and her sister Jenna, were born in 1981. She is the older twin. Barbara followed in her father and grandfather's footsteps, graduating from Yale. She co-founded a nonprofit called Global Heath Corps in 2008.
10 Jenna Bush Hager Kids
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager is the younger twin. In 2008, she married Henry Chase Hager, and they have two daughters: Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager, born in April 2013, and Poppy Louise Hager, born in August 2015.
04 Robin Pauline Bush
Robin Pauline Bush
Robin Bush was born in 1949 just a few years after her older brother George W. She passed away in 1953 from leukemia just before her fourth birthday.
03 Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush was born in 1953. He served as the governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, and ran for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination before dropping out. He married Columba Gallo in 1974, and they have three children: George P., Noelle, and Jeb Jr.
13 George P Bush Kids
George Prescott Bush
George P. Bush was born in 1976, and he followed his father and uncle into politics. He married his wife Amanda in 2004, and they have two sons: Prescott, born in June 2013, and John, born in April 2015.
Noelle Bush was born in 1977. She currently works as an office manager for a software solutions company.
15 Jeb Bush Jr Now
Jeb Bush Jr.
The younger Jeb Bush was born in 1983. In 2005, he married Sandra Mary Algudady, and they have two children: Georgia Helena Walker Bush, born in 2011, and Vivian Alexandra Columba Bush, born in 2014.
07 Neil Bush Now
Neil Bush was born in 1955. He was married to Sharon Smith from 1980 to 2003, and their marriage produced three children: Lauren, Pierce, and Ashley. In 2004, the businessman married his current wife, Maria Andrews (pictured). They don't have children together.
Lauren Bush Husband Neil
Born in 1985, Lauren Bush is Neil's oldest child. In 2011, she married David Lauren, clothing designer Ralph Lauren's younger son. The pair have one child, a boy named James, who was born in 2015.
Pierce Bush Neil
Piece Bush, Neil's only son, was born in 1986. He is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.
The youngest of Neil and Sharon's children, Ashley Bush was born in 1989. She attended Barnard College in New York City.
08 Marvin Bush Now
Born in 1956, Marvin Bush is the youngest Bush son. He and his wife Margaret Molster adopted two children: Marshall and Walker.
Marshall Bush was born in 1986 and adopted from the Gladney Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. In November of 2015, Marshall married Nick Rossi.
Walker Bush, born in 1989, was also adopted along with sister Marshall, from the Gladney Center.
Dorothy Bush Now
Born in 1959, Dorothy Bush is the youngest Bush child and the only surviving daughter. She has two children with ex-husband William LeBlond: Sam and Ellie; and two children with her current husband Bobby Koch (pictured): Robert and Gigi.
Sam LeBlond was born in 1985, and he's the oldest son from Dorothy's first marriage to William LeBlond. In 2016, Sam married Lee Bobbitt.
Ellie was born in 1988, and she is Dorothy's second child from her first marriage. In 2014, she married Nick Sosa.
Robert Koch Collage
Robert was born in 1993 and has kept a low profile on social media. This photo is from 2004.
Georgia "Gigi" Koch
Gigi Koch was born in 1996. She is Dorothy's youngest child, and her second child with second husband Bobby Koch.
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