Former President George H.W. Bush’s family sought privacy and provided no new details Thursday about his medical condition, a day after his spokesman said he’s in intensive care after being hospitalized for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said he would put out another statement “when events warrant it,” citing the family’s right to and desire for privacy.
Bush, 88, entered Methodist Hospital in Houston on Nov. 23 for treatment of what McGrath has described as a “stubborn” cough. He had spent about a week there earlier in November for treatment of the same condition.
It was hoped Bush would be well enough to spend Christmas at home. But while his cough improved, he developed a persistent fever. McGrath disclosed Wednesday that Bush, the oldest living former president, had been transferred to the intensive care unit Sunday and his condition was downgraded to “guarded.”
Former President George H.W. Bush is surrounded by family in the ICU of Houston’s Methodist Hospital as he fights a “stubborn fever.” Doctors are “cautiously optimistic,” but the 88-year-old “remains in guarded condition.”
Thoughts and prayers flooded Twitter Wednesday as news of Bush’s illness spread. But the stomach-turning death wishes and plans for ghoulish celebrations weren’t far behind. Here are just some of the repulsive haters salivating over the possibility that Bush won’t recover.
Hope George BUSH HW DIES. Old bitch cripple, 20xx’ed Beavis swag sad, doc death triggnomic mofo. crucify him for the defect.
Aww George bush sr is in the hospital boohoo fuck you die
Hurray bush sr might die
Ex president bush in ICU! I HOPE HE DIES!
George H.W. Bush, said to be one of the fathers of G. W. Bush, is on his deathbed. Let that evil spirit suffer the worst & die!
Some people really ought to be beaten with a stick. This bunch of trash is no better than the Westboro Bastards Church frankly.