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All right -- president George H.
Bush is recovering in a Houston hospital after being admitted with bronchitis earlier this week.
The 41 president is 88 years old.
The hospital says that this was never a life threatening situation.
President Bush's family of course says that they are relieved and this is the quote from the spokesman.
Weird actually very pleased that this did not progressed to pneumonia and look forward to getting the president home soon.
Actor Mark Siegel is a member of our Fox News medical aid team of course and he joins me now -- -- -- -- -- -- So they're saying that debt that this is bronchitis he had this not to want it out right.
Right Martha actually spoke to the hospital this morning and they -- very stable hasn't gotten any worse he had this a few weeks ago at the -- in November went home.
Now he -- -- developed a coffee came back it's all bronchitis meaning an inflammation in the upper Airways not.
The bottom of the lungs it is not pneumonia it has not progressed into pneumonia these are the tubes that lead into the lungs but not the -- themselves.
And we have the -- with silly I mean it's like a human vacuum cleaner we try to sweep out the debris as you get older.
It becomes harder to do that and if you have Parkinson's disease 50% of patients with parkinson's like former President Bush has.
Have more trouble clearing secretions so I think that that may be part of the issue here that he can.
Get well as quickly from bronchitis once the lungs get -- like this they put him on steroids it could be that he developed some asthma.
Where the where the you tubes get irritated and you try to decrease that.
Every sign here is that he's getting better than he's doing very well as you mentioned to me before we came on the -- has an indomitable spirit and he's bigger -- And I personally believe that that helps people recover.
Yet it doesn't want to ask you about because he he is such you know beloved figure and he's such hit and incredible.
-- been jumping out of airplanes that think up until his 85 birthday I wanna -- and I think the last time that that he did that.
How much -- that contribute to his you know overall health and outlook like.
-- that's huge because he's lived well because he exercised because he kept himself in good shape because he has such a positive spirit.
So that when you are afflicted with some illnesses whether they're Parkinson or bronchitis in this case.
You have the ability to fight -- off and he's saying I wanna go home.
They're going to send him home soon all all signs are very very good here that -- will do well.
At a hospital said that -- about a senator -- today he'd like to go home today we're gonna keep them out of an abundance of caution -- you can certainly understand there watching his call for there watching him carefully but he's looking very good for what we're here and you -- -- and -- thanks for the update from our own.
Doctor Siegel thanks -- certainly do wish him the best thank you Martha controversy.
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