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George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush thank Americans for well wishes with sweet photo

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Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush have a message for their fellow Americans who have been sending good thoughts their way after both were admitted to the hospital earlier this month: Thank you.

Monday afternoon, spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the 41st president, all smiles, lying in a hospital bed with his wife by his side.

“President and Mrs [George H.W. Bush] thank their fellow Americans and friends from around the world for their prayers and good wishes,” the tweet read.

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Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 for shortness of breath. He later underwent a procedure to address respiratory problems stemming from pneumonia.

Hospital officials said Monday that Bush will be moved out of the intensive care unit.

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