Former First Lady Barbara Bush discharged from hospital after being treated for pneumonia

Posted on: 8:26 pm, December 31, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:44pm, January 4, 2014

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UPDATE 1:43 p.m.
Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from a Houston hospital on Saturday after being treated for six days for pneumonia.”I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible,” the 88-year-old Bush said in a statement.

Original story:

(CNN) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, where she is being treated for a “respiratory related issue,” family spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN on Tuesday.
Houston TV Station KPRC reports she is in stable condition.
Bush, 88, was admitted ti Methodist Hospital on Monday.

The office of George H. W. Bush released this statement Tuesday evening:

“Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center yesterday for treatment on a respiratory related issue. She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care. Updates will be issued when warranted.”

CNN was first alerted to Bush’s hospitalization by tweets from affiliate KPRC.