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Former President George H.W. Bush moved out of intensive care
The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2012 | AP

Posted on 12/29/2012 2:02:02 PM PST by jazusamo

HOUSTON (AP) — 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.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgehwbush
Good news for Bush 41 and the entire family.
1 posted on 12/29/2012 2:02:09 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Good. God bless the men that fly and fight.

/johnny

2 posted on 12/29/2012 2:03:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jazusamo

Best news Ive heard all day..the power of prayer works. Get well soon President Bush


3 posted on 12/29/2012 2:11:18 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jazusamo

Glad to hear it! I want to see him skydive on his 90th birthday! :o)


4 posted on 12/29/2012 2:18:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I hear you. :-)

I said to the wife he skydived on his 80th and asked if she knew if he did it again on his 85th but she didn’t know. It seems he was going to but but don’t recall if he did, his 90th would be good. LOL!


5 posted on 12/29/2012 2:29:13 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, he did jump on his 85th.....I love that man!


6 posted on 12/29/2012 2:30:27 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: jazusamo

Just saw Barbara Bush being interviewed by grand daughter Jenna. The woman looks sensational.


7 posted on 12/29/2012 2:31:42 PM PST by surrey
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To: BamaDi

Thanks, BamaDi. That’s really something! He a good man.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 2:33:18 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: surrey

Which one Barbara or Jenna


9 posted on 12/29/2012 2:34:06 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: jazusamo

Wonderful news!


10 posted on 12/29/2012 2:34:51 PM PST by myrabach
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To: jazusamo

Good news! He’s been in my prayers over the last couple of weeks.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 2:36:59 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jazusamo
He did jump om his 85th!

Former President George H.W. Bush Skydiving on his 85th birthday---VIDEO

12 posted on 12/29/2012 2:43:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, Smooth.

That was a good landing, probably a lot better than the one in the South Pacific. :-)


13 posted on 12/29/2012 2:46:55 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Smiles here. That is a big relief. Prayers for his continued recovery. A few more singing sessions with the “Oaks” should have him home in no time. :-)


14 posted on 12/29/2012 2:49:58 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Grandma Barbara was interviewed by grand daughter Jenna. The woman is a gem. The crux of the interview was daughter Robin dying of leukemia so many years ago and the great job St. jude’s does with the cure.


15 posted on 12/29/2012 3:10:49 PM PST by surrey
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To: jazusamo
Great!

Let's keep praying!

16 posted on 12/29/2012 4:04:43 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: jazusamo
Yeah, that Pacific landing was a real doozy! :o)

58 combat missions and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

........................................................

Lt. George Bush's Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

photograph of Medals won by George Bush: Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with two stars The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
TO
LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE, GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH
UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION: "For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron FIFTY ONE, attached to the U.S.S. San Jacinto, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Bonin Islands, on September 2, 1944. Leading one section of a four-plane division in a strike against a radio station, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bush pressed home an attack in the face of intense antiaircraft fire. Although his plane was hit and set afire at the beginning of his dive, he continued his plunge toward the target and succeeded in scoring damaging bomb hits before bailing out of the craft. His courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Reserve."


For the President,

Secretary of the Navy

Copy to: Pers 01
Public Relations, Navy Dept.
rough draft: 13 Sept 1946
weil
Ref.: Com2ndCarTasForPac Ser.: 0596 of Mis 21U

(NOTE: In the above photo, the Distinguished Flying Cross is on the left. The Air Medal is on the right. The two gold stars on the Air Medal's suspension ribbon represent a second and third award of the same medal. Both rest beneath the embroidered version of the Naval Aviatior badge.)

17 posted on 12/29/2012 4:20:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

Good to hear the news! George Bush really went down hill fast after he and his wife hopped on the segways. I have a hunch it played a part in all of this. Sort of like those wagons you see in grocery stores, once you start using them you don’t get out. I’ve seen perfectly healthy normal elderly people get into them and a year later they’re 100 pounds bigger and barely able to walk to the car after they get out of them.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 4:54:40 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: jazusamo

Yay Poppy! He may get to parachute at 90 after all.


19 posted on 12/29/2012 5:02:18 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: jazusamo

Glad to hear this.

Keep on keepin’ on, Old Bushie!


20 posted on 12/29/2012 5:40:42 PM PST by miserare
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To: jazusamo; PresidentBush

Very good news
Prayers for his continued recovery


21 posted on 12/29/2012 6:18:26 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: tsowellfan

I think he has great problems in even walking around. That would explain the segway use. There are problems there with knees, hips or something that is impairing his mobility.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 6:27:53 PM PST by txrangerette
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I would imagine at some point the segway became useful to Bush Sr. but he and his family were promoting it back as early as 2005 and you’d be seeing him and Barbara and even G W Bush riding around Kennebunkport with them. I believe it started as a recreational tool for Bush Sr. As you remember, he was a very active man even during his early use of the segway. Now I’m not claiming it caused all of his problems with his hip etc but when you stop using certain muscles and parts of the body one can start to slow down. At some point and at his age it’s bound to happen sooner or later anyways.

I’m sure as time went by the segway became more helpful for the elder Bush to get around. He is up there in age.

I just can’t help wonder how much it may have hastened his slowing down by using it as much as he did in the early part of his golden years.

May God bless him and his recovery.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 6:58:38 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: smoothsailing
That DSC was well deserved by LTJG Bush for his heroic action in that attack and thanks for posting the citation.

It's sad that we're losing so many Veterans of WWII, it won't be long that there will be none left.

Hopefully Lt. and former President George H.W. Bush will be with us for many more years.

God bless him and his family.

24 posted on 12/29/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

DSC = DFC


25 posted on 12/29/2012 8:03:13 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: tsowellfan

He has the world’s best medical care and orthopedic care available to him. His body has been wearing out. That can happen to the elderly no matter if they are very active as long as possible. Hip joints, knee joints, feet etc. There is actual wear & tear on these areas that keep us mobile which in some individuals can almost cripple them.

As active as this man was, loving golf especially, and even wanting to sky dive, I have to reason that he is one of those whose body wearing out preceeded the segway use. There is just so much surgery and implants etc that an old person can take. My parents were in very good shape and did not have the problems of body mechanics going to heck, but they developed other problems that led to their deaths at 87 for my dad (cancer) and 86 for my mom (dementia, & head injury from falling). So, this stuff happens. It just varies as to the specifics for each individual.

I had a friend, now deceased, who became disabled because of a hip joint wearing out when he was in his 50s. Surgeon said it was the worst case he’d seen...joint not just worn but obliterated. The surgery and implant did not go well. He struggled through it all, trying to get better and get back to work. He had complications from other conditions as well, and he died at 53.

I don’t know what else to say.


26 posted on 12/30/2012 6:28:52 AM PST by txrangerette
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GHWB reportedly has a form of Parkinsons that effects the lower extremities, necessitating the regular & public use of segways/wheelchairs/other within the last year.


27 posted on 12/30/2012 8:45:45 AM PST by Moonlighter
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To: jazusamo

Prayers for the Bush family. I got a kick over Barbara getting the Oak Ridge Boys together to sing him Amazing Grace. Brought a smile to my face.


28 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:26 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: txrangerette

Like you I have to reason that he is one of those whose body wearing out preceeded the segway use because of his age and especially because noone what injuries he may have gotten from the war. I don’t know a lot about his military experience but I do believe he went down in a plane. Anyways, whether it’s a crash in a plane or a broken arm from a bike fall when you’re young, they tend to come back and haunt us in later years.

What you say makes a lot of sense


29 posted on 12/30/2012 5:37:35 PM PST by tsowellfan
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