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Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from The Methodist Hospital after he was treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, a spokesman for the former President has confirmed.

Spokesman Jim McGrath released a statement on Monday morning.

"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," says Dr. Amy Mynderse, the internal medicine physician in charge of the former President's care.

"I am deeply grateful for the wonderful doctors and nurses at Methodist who took such good care of me," said President Bush. "Let me add just how touched we were by the many get-well messages we received from our friends and fellow Americans. Your prayers and good wishes helped more than you know, and as I head home my only concern is that I will not be able to thank each of you for your kind words."

Former Pres. Bush was first admitted to the hospital in late November 2012. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Dec. 26, 2012, but was only there for three days and had been in a private patient room since that time.

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