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-- now on Fox News alert about former US president George H.
Bush being admitted to a hospital in Houston we hear this according to local reports there.
For a lingering costs the former president 88 years old apparently.
Has been in the hospital firm as long as seven days because of this lingering cough and this -- highest.
-- chief of staff and -- speaker telling the Houston Chronicle that this condition is not.
Life threatening bad.
Certainly something we wind to share with you Dr.
Manny Alvarez -- the Fox News medical eighteen is hearing Dr.
Manny when you hear this eighty years old bronchitis several days in the hospital.
What -- your mind.
Well as it is problematic get chronic bronchitis can -- -- -- pneumonia and I think that that's the conservative treatment that the doctors.
Are doing right now making sure that whatever this is whether it was viral probably it is.
Odd that doesn't turn into and pneumonia pneumonia now becomes really.
And infection of the lungs and -- really -- oxygen nation and he could lead to a lot of trouble down the line.
So I think -- -- what they're doing is they're they're monitoring making sure that the cough is going away.
That there's no inflammation to probably follow him with -- X rays to make sure there's no fluid buildup.
That is vital signs are stable that he's oxygenated well and they they feel that this is just have bronchitis and this and it's becoming to resolve.
That ultimately is going to be able to go home -- a couple of days.
He receives and the footage of course and the former president I Dr.
Manny we're working -- confirms him these details with.
The former presidents I -- just so that we get all the information that we need what questions would you have if you were able to speak team with a family members for example.
Well you know -- whether or not he's -- -- well whether or not he's holding his blood pressure.
Whether or not he's able to you know he doesn't have any oxygen assistance things like that.
Those -- the key you know went went in the 88 category even though the president has had a very good health record in the past and -- has been very he has been very active.
You know the body sometimes when you get -- very.
In the Infiniti -- at large infection in the lungs.
Really can do a lot of damage and that's exactly where you want to be you wanna make sure that you'll miss.
Any kind of new money process.
And that you prophylactically treat anything that's going on and hopefully this will result.
But he probably got a call he probably got a little bit of a virus infection and now this has turned into a chronic bronchitis and what they're trying to prevent is that it doesn't become an ammonia.
And that's it but I think that in a couple of days we'll see the president out of them.
Hospital well what -- it was certainly.
I -- hope for that seven days according to the local report again and as we get more information we'll share that with our viewers Dr.
Manny thank you very -- yeah.
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