Former US President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized in Houston since November, may be released from the facility in the coming days. "We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week," a family spokesman said on Sunday.
Bush, 88, has lower-body parkinsonism, which causes a loss of balance. He was admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23 for bronchitis and then transferred to intensive care in December after coming down with a persistent fever and other complications. He was moved to a regular patient room after his condition improved last month. (Reuters)