Bush Sr. moved out of intensive care, into regular hospital room
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary about his life in Kennebunkport, Maine, June 12, 2012. (AP / Charles Krupa)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:34PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:50PM EST
HOUSTON -- A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Saturday that the Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.
Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at Houston's Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.
Bush, the 41st president, is the country's oldest living former president by a few months.