Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.
The 90-year-old Bush had been taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, spokesman Jim McGrath said. Bush had a “good day” and his prognosis “remains positive,” McGrath said in an email late on Wednesday.
Bush spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care at the same hospital while being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues. He was discharged in January 2013, after nearly two months in the hospital.
It was not immediately clear if Bush, who is the oldest living former president, would be able to spend this Christmas at home.