George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care, ‘Surrounded By Family,’ Doctors ‘Cautiously Optimistic’

George H.W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital thanks to a lingering fever relating to bronchitis. He’s been there since before Christmas, and the fever has gotten worse, but he’s “alert and talking to medical staff” and his doctors are “cautiously optimistic” — an aide tells CBS that the former president “would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet.” And, luckily, Christmas wasn’t ruined — he’s been visited by his sons Neil, Jeb and George, whom you may have heard of. [WSJ] More »

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