Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. President, was released from a Houston hospital Monday after seven weeks of treatment.

The former President was being treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a cough.

NBC reported that Bush, 88, would still continue with treatment.

"Mr. Bush has improved to the point that he will not need any special medication when he goes home, but he will continue physical therapy," said Dr. Amy Mynderse.

The former president and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston during the winter and in Maine during the summer.

"The problem now is he's no longer going to be pampered by all these nurses and health care providers in the hospital; now his caregiver is Barbara Bush," Bush's son and former Florida governor, Jeb, said Monday, according to the AP.

Bush served one term as President from 1989-1993. Before that, he served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989. He was also director of the CIA and U.S. Ambassador to China. His son, George W. Bush, was the nation’s 43rd President from 2001-2009.

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