Doctors ‘confident’ President Bush will be released before Christmas

Doctors ‘confident’ President Bush will be released before Christmas

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MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is seen during day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 12:25 PM

HOUSTON – Doctors are “increasingly confident” former President George H.W. Bush will be released from the hospital in time to celebrate Christmas at home, a spokesman said Tuesday.

George Kovacik with Methodist Hospital said the president has been in physical therapy as he recovers from a persistent cough.

“President Bush’s physical therapy continues to progress, and his doctors are increasingly confident he will be released in time to celebrate Christmas at home with his family,” wrote Kovacik in a statement to the media. “He remains in stable condition.”

Bush, 88, has been in the hospital since Nov. 23.

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