Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-29 16:36:59-05

George H.W. Bush hospitalized after bout with bronchitis

HOUSTON (CNN)—Former President George H-W Bush remains in a Houston hospital after being treated for bronchitis.

His spokesman says the 88 year old has been hospitalized at Houston’s Methodist Hospital for six days and has a “lingering cough.”

He says Bush’s family hopes he will be discharged by the weekend.

Bush has a form of Parkinson’s disease that affects his legs and requires him to use a wheelchair.

The World War II veteran is the oldest living former president.

He was previously hospitalized overnight in 2007 after a fainting spell caused by dehydration and hot weather while golfing in California.