Ex-President George H.W. Bush in stable condition

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 1 at 9:02 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for a lingering cough related to bronchitis.

George Kovacik (koh-VAH'-chik), a spokesman for Methodist Hospital, said Friday that there is no change in the status of the 88-year-old Bush. Kovacik provided no additional information.

Hospital officials said Thursday that Bush, who lives in Houston, has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis. Aides to the 41st president say Bush is expected to be discharged by this weekend.

Hospital visitors have included Bush's son, former President George W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. They live in Dallas.

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