George H.W. Bush released from ICU
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George H.W. Bush's spokesman said Wednesday that the former president was transferred to a regular patient room in the hospital after he spent multiple days in the intensive care unit for a blood infection.


"President George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. "He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family, and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress."

Bush, 93, was admitted to the ICU on Sunday after contracting an infection that led to sepsis, which has the potential to be life-threatening. 

McGrath said on Tuesday that Bush was "responding and recovering" in the ICU and was alert, talking about how he wanted to spend summer at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The news came days after the funeral of Bush's wife, Barbara Bush, on Saturday. The former first lady passed away last week at the age of 92 after she decided to seek comfort care instead of medical treatment.