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.
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.