George H. W. Bush Still Stable Tuesday in Hospital

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 11:24 AM CDT
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George H. W. Bush Still Stable Tuesday in Hospital

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt†Romney, left, meets with former President George H.W. Bush to receive his endorsement Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Former President George H.W. Bush is improving but remains in a Houston hospital for treatment of a stubborn bronchitis-related cough.

Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Tuesday the 88-year-old former president had a good day Monday but doctors are being "extra cautious and are in no hurry to send him home."

He's listed in stable condition.

Bush has been in the hospital since the day after Thanksgiving. The same illness put him in the hospital for about week in early November. It's described as not life-threatening but painful when the ex-president coughs.

The former president has seen visitors, including his son George W. Bush, who is speaking Tuesday in Dallas at a conference on immigration.

Bush and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston during the winter. They spend summers at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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