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BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« on: December 31, 2013, 08:48:53 PM »
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/24339330/breaking-news-former-first-lady-barbara-bush-hospitalized


BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:22 PM Updated: Dec 31, 2013 6:22 PM
By Caroline Bleakley,

HOUSTON -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized Tuesday at Methodist Hospital and has been receiving treatment all day, according to Local 2, a Houston, Texas television station.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 09:07:37 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/lady-barbara-bush-hospitalized/story?id=21387141

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
Dec. 31, 2013
By DEAN SCHABNER and GINA SUNSERI

Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized today for early signs of pneumonia, a Houston hospital said.

Houston Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said she was admitted today, and said a statement from the family was expectedsoon.

Bush, 88, whose husband George H.W. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993, used her prominence as first lady to champion numerous civic and charitable causes, primarily as an advocate for global literacy.

In 1989, she formed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which encourages parents to read to their children.

Famous during her tenure as first lady for her white hair and matronly manner, Bush embodied what many believed to be the traditionally dutiful political wife: silent on most issues, but enthusiastically supportive of her husband and family.

While serving as first lady in 1989, Bush revealed that she suffered from Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. She reportedly lost 18 pounds in three months because of the effects.

As bad luck would have it, President Bush and the Bush's family dog, Millie, also came down with the disease around the same time. Because of the bizarre coincidence, the Secret Service conducted water tests at locations which the first family frequented -- including the White House, the Bush home in Maine, Camp David and the vice president's mansion. Bush later began taking medications for the disease and received radiation as part of her treatment.

After experiencing abdominal pains, Bush was hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in November of 2008. She underwent laparoscopic surgery to close a hole in her small intestine which had been caused by an ulcer.

Four months later, Bush underwent precautionary open-heart surgery at the same hospital to replace her aortic valve. Hospital officials reported that the procedure was a success.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 09:24:08 PM »
Prayers for dear Barbara Bush! 
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 09:52:34 PM »
Its that time of year.  My doc has me get a flu and a pneumonia shot...older folks are a lot more prone to pneumonia and it can be really tough on them.


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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 09:57:12 PM »
Its that time of year.  My doc has me get a flu and a pneumonia shot...older folks are a lot more prone to pneumonia and it can be really tough on them.

Yeah I got my flu shot but I should have gotten a pneumonia shot too....

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 10:11:17 PM »
I always get my flu shot every year but the pneumonia shot should only be given every 5 years so I won't get that again till next year my last was in 2009. I am sure Barbara Bush's doctor has her have one at her age. I pray this will be a minor case due to that.

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 08:20:08 AM »
I will check in on my soon-to-turn-89 mother today. She always gets the flu shot, but sometimes you need to remind older folks to drink enough fluids and eat even when they aren't hungry.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 03:43:54 PM »
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Ex-first lady Barbara Bush leaves Houston hospital


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HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush praised the staff of a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia before going home Saturday.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for President George H.W. Bush and his wife, says doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital decided Saturday morning to allow Barbara Bush to go home. The 88-year-old Bush family matriarch had been hospitalized since Monday.

"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible," Bush said. The Bushes are well-known dog lovers and live in Houston.

McGrath had no immediate information on future treatment for Bush.

"She's great. She's had a couple of great days. She's responded well to the medication," McGrath said.


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The nation's longest-married presidential first couple will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Monday.


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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 07:26:35 PM »
Glad to hear Barbara is out of the hospital and will be home in time to celebrate their 69th (Yikes........that's a long time!) anniversary!
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