President George H.W. Bush remained at Houston Methodist Hospital for a fifth day in a row after experiencing shortness of breath on Tuesday, December 23.
The former president, age 90, “remains in high spirits and continues to make progress, but he will remain at the Houston Methodist Hospital this evening,” said his spokesman, Jim McGrath.
His most recent public appearance was in November at an event at Texas A&M University that he attended with his son, former President George W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush began experiencing health problems in 1991 when, as president, he entered the hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
Doctors diagnosed him as having Graves Disease, a thyroid condition that, by coincidence, his wife also had.
George H.W. Bush’s family has said publicly the former president was no longer able to walk unassisted, a frustration for a man who enjoyed an active lifestyle of golf, fishing, jogging, and power walks on the beach near his summer home in Maine.
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