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Former President Bush Still Hospitalized
AP ^ | December 23, 2012

Posted on 12/23/2012 10:37:40 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday.

Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bush; presidentbush

1 posted on 12/23/2012 10:37:46 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks for the update.

Prayers for President Bush.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 10:42:46 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At his age the hospital is a very dangerous place to be.A man that age being bedridden for that long opens him up to pneumonia (among other things).


3 posted on 12/23/2012 11:00:52 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Prayers for President Bush.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 11:06:35 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

No kidding. Over a month as an inpatient for a cough!?!

Sure would be nice to be told the true story about something

anything, once in a while.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 11:07:45 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

At his age the hospital is a very dangerous place to be.A man that age being bedridden for that long opens him up to pneumonia (among other things).

You are correct, a hospital is a dangerous place to be . Until you look at any other option.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 11:14:23 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Gay State Conservative
I don't think illegal aliens who don't speak English and have no training or loyalty are responsible for cleaning his hospital room.
7 posted on 12/23/2012 11:15:44 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: donna

WTF are you talking about ?


8 posted on 12/23/2012 11:23:37 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: donna
I don't think illegal aliens who don't speak English and have no training or loyalty are responsible for cleaning his hospital room.

I was speaking of *medical* danger.I worked for years in a large hospital...the ER,to be exact.We'd regularly receive little old ladies who had fallen at their nursing home and broken their hip.The nurses,when sending these patients up to the orthopedic floor,would sometimes say "she won't leave here alive".The reason for that isn't the fracture itself...it's pneumonia,a huge risk for any elderly person who's bedridden even for a short time.

9 posted on 12/23/2012 11:25:37 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh my... not sounding too good. Prayers up!


10 posted on 12/23/2012 11:26:38 AM PST by myrabach
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To: Gay State Conservative
Oh! they are shooting him in the stomach everyday with blood thinners, breathing treatments and other things to keep hiss blood from clotting and his lungs clear. You are right the hospital is a dangerous place for anyone.
11 posted on 12/23/2012 11:31:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Almost every night on the local news Mr Bush is mentioned. I would think he would be better off at home with 24 hours a day nursing care than in a hospital. How awful to be in a hospital for a month and just get weaker and weaker.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 11:33:02 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Get well soon Poppy..Prayers are with you..


13 posted on 12/23/2012 11:54:55 AM PST by PLD
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To: Ditter

Who said he could get out of bead. All bad things flow from being bedridden.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 11:58:58 AM PST by Domangart
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To: Ditter

Who said he could get out of bed. All bad things flow from being bedridden.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 11:59:39 AM PST by Domangart
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s the germs. Hospitals are not clean.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 12:31:52 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Domangart

He could be bedridden at home without all the germs. Any kind of physical therapy he could have in the hospital, he could get at home and it would be cleaner.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 12:40:25 PM PST by Ditter
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To: al baby

Don’t use that language, potty mouth!


18 posted on 12/23/2012 12:42:22 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I will say a prayer for him. Pneumonia is called the old man’s friend because it causes painless and peaceful passing. My father passed away on a December day from it. Senator Inouye passed away last week from respiratory problems. Nobody lasts forever.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 1:20:13 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is worrisome for several reasons.

Pneumonia used to be called “the old man’s friend”, because the stress of lung problems can be very deadly to the elderly, and pneumonia is often an opportunistic disease.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/opinion/an-uncontrollable-outbreak-of-drug-resistant-bacteria.html?_r=0

“The menace posed by germs resistant to powerful antibiotics was all too apparent when a deadly, drug-
resistant form of pneumonia bacteria struck the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., last year. It infected 17 patients and killed 6 of them.

“This episode is especially chilling because the center is one of the nation’s most sophisticated research hospitals. It imposed incredibly stringent isolation and sterilization procedures, yet even these failed to keep the germ from spreading.

The scary part of the story is that a woman was treated at the hospital for the drug resistant pneumonia, in strict isolation, then released, and then, *weeks later*, other patients became sick with the disease.

And the disease in the new patients was identical to the disease in “patient zero”, indicating that it had come from her.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 1:33:38 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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hum-mm

Possible this lingering illness is a bit of dementia and he is in a private room in a skilled nursing unit...many hospitals have these and people are put there for 90 days for testing and seeing if it will get more serious...with their money I'm sure they can afford private around the clock nurses at their home...the Reagen's did for the President..

21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:07:09 PM PST by haircutter
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Id get my but out of there and get back to Kennebunkport faster than Obama can spend a trillion bucks


22 posted on 12/23/2012 6:19:53 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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