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Former President George H.W. Bush Will Spend Fourth Night in Hospital


"remains in high spirits"

Former President George H.W. Bush talks with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Credit: Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush will spend a fourth night in a Texas hospital after initially being admitted when he experienced shortness of breath, his spokesman said.

In a statement, family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush "remains in high spirits" and "continues to make progress" at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Bush was hospitalized Tuesday night in what was reported as a precaution.

Bush is the oldest living former American president. He suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to rely on a motorized scooter or wheelchair. But he's also skydived on at least three of his birthdays since leaving the White House, including a tandem jump for his 90th birthday in June.

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