President George H.W. Bush’s recovery from a bronchitis-related cough and subsequent complications is “continuing” and there’s still no timetable for his release from a Houston hospital, a Bush family spokesman said Monday.
Bush, 88, the nation’s oldest living ex-president, has been in Methodist Hospital since Nov. 23.
Bush and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston during the winter and spend their summers at a home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Their 68th wedding anniversary was Sunday; they are the longest married presidential couple.
Bush had served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president when he was elected in 1988 to be the nation’s 41st president. Four years later, after a term highlighted by the success of the 1991 Gulf War in Kuwait, he lost to Democrat Bill Clinton.