Spokesman: Ex-President George HW Bush recovering

6:54 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is shown on the sidelines before an NFL game between the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills where he served as honorary captain on military service appreciate day on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Houston, Texas. (George Bridges/MCT via Getty Images)
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By MICHAEL GRACZYK / Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says Bush's recovery from a bronchitis-related cough and subsequent complications is "continuing" and there's still no timetable for his release from a Houston hospital.

The 88-year-old Bush has been in Methodist Hospital in Houston since Nov. 23.

The brief statement released Monday by spokesman Jim McGrath is the first word about the former president's condition since Dec. 30, when a statement was issued saying Bush had been moved out of intensive care.

Monday's statement also says Bush has taken great pride in watching football victories last weekend by Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl and the Houston Texans in the NFL playoffs.

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