President George H. W. Bush has been released from the hospital today, Jan. 14, 2013, according to the Houston Chronicle. Various news reports had been published that he was scheduled to be released Monday if all things were going well, and apparently that is the case:
"Mr. Bush has improved to the point that he will not need any special medication when he goes home, but he will continue physical therapy," said Dr. Amy Mynderse, the internal medicine physician in charge of the former president's care.
The former president has been in the Methodist Hospital for seven weeks with a bronchitis-related cough and fever, and at one time the public was under the impression that he was not going to make it. You can read about that here.
President Bush expressed his appreciation to the staff at Methodist Hospital and to the countless people who have prayed for him and sent good wishes. He and his wife, Barbara, spend the winters in Texas and the summers in Maine.
NBC reminded readers of the following facts about George and Barbara Bush:
On Jan. 6, they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. They are the longest-married presidential couple, and Bush is the nation's oldest living president.
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