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'Stubborn' fever that kept George H.W. Bush, 88, in the hospital over Christmas
The Daily Mail ^ | 26 December 2012

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:02:17 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 12/27/2012 12:39:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Comfortable: Bush is staying at Methodist Hospital in Houston and has promised 'not to get too grumpy' for the extended visit to the hospital

A persistent fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a hospital over Christmas has gotten worse, and doctors have put him on a liquids-only diet, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, had said earlier in the day that the fever had gone away, but he later corrected himself.

'It's an elevated fever, so it's actually gone up in the last day or two,' McGrath told The Associated Press. 'It's a stubborn fever that won't go away.'

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1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:02:22 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
My dad, an old “country” doctor used to say that pneumonia is an old man's best friend. I fear this is the case for a gentle man who has lived a glorious life we all would be so fortunate to have lived.
2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:10:09 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: llevrok

George H.W. Bush as the youngest pilot in the Navy during WW2.

3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:21:31 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

He was a genuine badass in his youth, and he’s still a tough old bird. Get well soon, sir.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:29:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m betting he has already passed on but we won’t hear about it until the MSM wants us to hear.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 12:12:33 AM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

There has to be more problems than his fever. FUO -fevers of unknown origin- maybe drug fevers and I’m sure that’s been considered. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20030474


6 posted on 12/27/2012 3:59:49 AM PST by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Under Obamacare he’d have been euthanized already.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 4:22:08 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Should’ve ate his broccoli...


8 posted on 12/27/2012 4:35:14 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I hope for the best for him. I am almost guessing that he picked this up while in the hospital.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:51 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: AmericaUnite

I am home from work running a fever of 101.5 since last night. Another friend was out of work 5 days last week. I think something is going around.

I fully expect that the Fedgov under Obama will try to take away everyone’s guns this year, but failing that, I would not be surprised if they release some nasty bugs into the general population. Yes, they are that blood-thristy.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 5:10:04 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“George H.W. Bush as the youngest pilot in the Navy during WW2.”

Yes, but did he ever do any community organizing?


11 posted on 12/27/2012 5:49:18 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: JouleZ

It’s crazy to think there is a MSM conspiracy to withhold information on Bush Sr. He’s almost 90 years old. Old men get ill and eventually pass on. I hope he gets better and lives another 10-20 years but the hourglass eventually runs out on all of us.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 6:24:48 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: MinorityRepublican

I heard the term on radio late night as GUARDED, moved to intensive care

Lord be with him


13 posted on 12/27/2012 7:11:20 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: HChampagne

Good call!

I believe you are most likely correct in your assumption. People his age are prone to an infection of the digestive track called “C-Diff”(Clostridium difficile) which is often contracted from a previous stay in the hospital, although a small portion of the population has this bacterium naturally present in their colon.

C-Diff is difficult to eradicate in older people because of arterial stenosis and other vascular conditions common to the elderly that lessen blood flow to certain areas and compromises their ability to fight off infection and, in general, heal. C-Diff in the very old and very infirmed is often fatal.

Wikipedia says:

Clostridium difficile (pronunciation below) (from the Greek kloster (κλωστήρ), spindle, and Latin difficile,[1] difficult), also known as “CDF/cdf”, or “C. diff”, is a species of Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora have been wiped out by antibiotics.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 7:15:24 AM PST by PresidentFelon
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To: AmericaUnite

He’s probably septic.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 7:27:08 AM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I pray we won’t soon be finding out what Obama was the youngest at...


16 posted on 12/27/2012 7:54:57 AM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up for GHWB +)
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To: HChampagne

Especially at Methodist. It isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, although I’m sure GB is getting better care than the average patient would.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 8:59:56 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SamAdams76
He’s almost 90 years old. Old men get ill and eventually pass on. I hope he gets better and lives another 10-20 years but the hourglass eventually runs out on all of us.

Agreed. I'm hoping that he gets better but like you said, all of our days are numbered. No one lives forever on Earth.

18 posted on 12/27/2012 9:04:58 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: SamAdams76

It will be announced by a hospital spokesperson and the information would have gotten out even when there was a complete MSM monopoly on the news. At least HW had made it clear a strong desire to go before Barbara...


19 posted on 12/27/2012 9:34:52 AM PST by erlayman
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To: MinorityRepublican

So sorry to hear about this, I hope he keeps going for a while longer. I love to see the family, no matter what everyone says.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 10:57:42 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SamAdams76

It’s crazy to think there is a MSM conspiracy to withhold information on Bush Sr.

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Does Benghazi ring a bell?


21 posted on 12/27/2012 12:57:12 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: llevrok

I agree with you. And that was so well said.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 4:15:33 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: JouleZ

That is not true and I have no idea why you would say that. When he passes, we will hear from the family.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 4:16:52 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: 1010RD

And that is not true either. Good grief. I am going to go outside to find a stick to stick in my eye to relieve me of this pain. Why would you SAY that???? Good grief....


24 posted on 12/27/2012 4:18:15 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: ez

He does not want your guns...or mine. I am going to get off this thread. What the heck is going on?


25 posted on 12/27/2012 4:19:48 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: ez

And...I hope you are feeling better.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 4:20:36 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

See Post #12


27 posted on 12/27/2012 5:55:20 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

I read it...........................


28 posted on 12/27/2012 5:57:40 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

All that talk about poking a stick in your eye made me dyslexic. See Post #21.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 5:58:18 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

LOL....we make a good pair. Okay ..I read it. But, the journalists and reporters are telling us what the doctors are telling them. Granted, alot of info is not being given but I believe that is at the direction of the Bush family. And I do apologize for the stick comment. I did show great restraint.I was going to say....I am going to put my lit cigarette out in my eyeball. I am so glad I did not publish That one, JouleZ!


30 posted on 12/27/2012 6:03:23 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

The docs can’t talk to the media about his condition. HIPPA. The media can only report what the Bush Family approves and IF he passed already they may be taking their time for State Burial arrangements and the protocols etc.

This evening Stormin’ Norman passed so I may be right after all. The family wouldn’t want to share his Date of Death with another famous person. Just speculating.

Now, I’m going to smoke a cigarette with my glasses on for safety purposes. LOL


31 posted on 12/27/2012 6:12:57 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Old Sarge

Good one! -—lol
Hope for the best for our dear former president...


32 posted on 12/27/2012 6:14:45 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: JouleZ

LOL! Too funny. If President Bush should pass away tonight, I do believe it will be announced.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 6:15:03 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: DallasSun

But he may have already passed on and Gen. Swartzkopf messed up the announcement. And IF he should pass on to heaven tonight...I say it won’t be announced until after midnight!

We are now fully into the macabre Dead Pool and I apologize for that. I need another smoke...it’s been a pleasure DallasSun.


34 posted on 12/27/2012 6:25:32 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: DallasSun

FReepmail me your address and phone number. I’ll send the police and a psych team. Your cry for help won’t go unanswered.


35 posted on 12/27/2012 8:58:43 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HChampagne
"I'm guessing he picked this up in the hospital"

That's a common occurrence unfortunately. But, the medical community is well aware of this problem.

Moving him to Intensive Care does not necessarily mean they are out of options. They are monitoring him closely.

If he's got some sort of resistant bacterial infection-they are probably going to want to use various different meds/combinations of meds to try and knock it out. All meds have side effects so the person needs to be watched closely for this reason too.

Prayers being said for president George H.W.Bush for a speedy recovery and for more time here on earth to be with his family, or, if his time is done here- for a peaceful transition home to the house of our Lord Jesus Christ, and comfort for his family- Amen

36 posted on 12/28/2012 2:53:46 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I pray for him. He is going through very tough times.

I'm younger than President Bush, but I have been going through that coughing, coughing, coughing since the week before Thanksgiving and I still have to take medicine to help relieve me from the incessant coughing.

Two trips to Emergency Clinic. Prescriptions written. Diagnosed with Viral Bronchitis/Acute Bronchitis.

Recommended trip to pulmonary doctor who confirmed acute bronchitis and with medications prescribed at emergency correct.

I need to return Jan. 9th for observation to pulmonary physician. If it becomes sufficiently worse, I need to make earlier appt. asap.

I had some elevation in fever/blood pressure but not like Mr. Bush is dealing with.

His situation is much more serious because of his age but I'm hopeful because he is in Methodist Hospital at the Medical Center in Houston.

I haven't been this sick in a long, long time.

My prayers for Mr. Bush and for his family - they have got to be extremely worried about his condition.

37 posted on 12/28/2012 7:01:32 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: MinorityRepublican
A very handsome fella'!

I did not know he was the youngest pilot in the Navy during WW2.

Not surprising...a patriot even in his younger days.

In that picture I can see the resemblance to George W. Another handsome fella' IMHO!

38 posted on 12/28/2012 7:08:09 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: ez
"I am home from work running a fever of 101.5 since last night. Another friend was out of work 5 days last week. I think something is going around."

I agree. Not seen so many people this sick in a while.

39 posted on 12/28/2012 7:10:33 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Pajamajan
Agree with you.

BTTT.

40 posted on 12/28/2012 7:15:10 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: DallasSun
He does not want your guns...or mine.

Yes, Obama most assuredly does want his guns, yours, and mine.

41 posted on 12/28/2012 7:22:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: JouleZ

That is really crass and has no place in a discussion such as this. Wish the man well and save the politics for the political threads.


42 posted on 12/28/2012 1:29:34 PM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: hummingbird

It’s that time of year. There is definitely something going around here in Massachusetts. So far, my husband and I have escaped it, but that may not last, even though Mr. T did have a flu shot earlier this month, as he usually does. The shot seems to help, but it’s not bullet-proof.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 1:42:51 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mquinn

FR IS a political forum and if you don’t like what I wrote ignore it instead of barking out orders like you’re the Queen of England or Obama.


44 posted on 12/28/2012 3:54:32 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Lazamataz

He cannot have them, Laz. Please take comfort in knowing, should he decide he is going to confiscate guns, sooner or later, he will have to come to Texas. We got your back, Laz. Not gonna happen. And you have a wonderful New Years.


45 posted on 12/28/2012 4:29:25 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: JouleZ

How many fingers am I holding up? And the pleasure was all mine.


46 posted on 12/28/2012 4:31:08 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: MinorityRepublican

Get well Mr. President, sir. You are one tough old cat. :)=^..^=


47 posted on 12/28/2012 4:32:03 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: DallasSun

The communists/democrats have to get through us in Louisiana also

Let them come and try to take them or to get me


48 posted on 12/28/2012 4:37:34 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: DallasSun

I don’t know...I’m blind from a stick in one eye and a hot cigarette in the other.


49 posted on 12/28/2012 5:13:28 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

rofl....I shall post to you in braille. I am SO sorry.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 5:16:52 PM PST by DallasSun
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