George H.W. Bush could go home over the weekend: spokesman
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Former President George H.W. Bush could leave the hospital over the weekend, his spokesman said Wednesday.

"President Bush continues to improve as he recovers from pneumonia. Despite a lingering cough, his lungs are clearing up, and he is working with physical therapists to build strength," Jim McGrath said in a statement.

"At his current rate of recovery, President Bush's physicians believe he could possibly go home over the weekend."

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The former president and his wife were both hospitalized earlier this month. Barbara Bush had a case of bronchitis and her husband was treated for respiratory issues.

Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

McGrath said earlier this week that the former president's health was improving following a procedure performed to "protect and clear his airway."