Former President George H.W. Bush on Monday will be released from the Houston hospital where he has been staying since late-November, NBC News reports. The release will end an almost two-month stay for the 88-year-old Bush at Methodist Hospital, where he first checked in on Nov. 29 to be treated for severe bronchitis.
After initial expectations that he would be hospitalized for just a few days turned out to be wrong, his office disclosed that he was in intensive care in December because physicians were having difficulty controlling a fever that developed after the cough was mostly resolved and were concerned about balancing his medication.
Last week, sources close to the former president indicated that his condition had improved. Visitors to Bush said he was in a good mood and joking with family members and hospital staff and that he was “looking forward to heading home.”