“The procedure went according to plan and Bush is in good spirits,” the NRCC wrote in an email to supporters. “President George W. Bush courageously defended our freedom and our country, and we are missing his days in office now more than ever have before.”

The email contains a link asking supporter to “chip in” by donating money to “help us send President Bush a bouquet of Bluebonnets – the Texas state flower.”

Bush was released from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday after undergoing surgery to open a blocked artery.

A Bush spokesman said the former president is “doing great.”