Ex-President Bush to Spend Fourth Night in Hospital, Aide Says He’s in ‘High Spirits’

Former President George H.W. Bush remained at a Houston hospital on Friday for the fourth straight night after being admitted for shortness of breath.

A spokesman for the 41st president said Friday that he “remains in high spirits and continues to make progress.”

Bush, 90, had been taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, family spokesman Jim McGrath said earlier this week. On Wednesday, McGrath said his prognosis “remains positive.”

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.