WASHINGTON - Former president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a “precaution,” his spokesman Jim McGrath said. “President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive,” McGrath said in a statement late Wednesday. “He will remain at the Houston Methodist Hospital tonight as a precaution.” The 41st US president and the oldest of the four living former US presidents, Bush, who is wheelchair-bound, has seemed frail in recent public appearances.
He was previously treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months as a patient there.
The former president’s wife, Barbara Bush, nearly one year ago was admitted to the same Houston hospital where he is being treated.