Spokesman: George H.W., Barbara Bush continuing to improve
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Former first lady Barbara Bush could be released from the hospital as soon as Sunday, and former President George H.W. Bush will remain under observation in intensive care for a few days more, his spokesman said Saturday.

Both Bush’s are are continuing to improve, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement, and the former president is again breathing well on his own, after undergoing a procedure on Wednesday to clear and protect his airway.

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Bush has been hospitalized at other times in recent years. In 2015, he was hospitalized in Houston for shortness of breath. Later that year, Bush was taken to a hospital in Portland, Maine, after fracturing a bone in his neck.

The couple did not attend President Trump’s inauguration on Friday, due to the hospitalizations, while their son former President George W. Bush and Carter attended the ceremonies.