President George H.W. Bush to remain in hospital a 'few more days'

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- President George H.W. Bush will stay in the hospital for a 'few more days' of observation. Doctors hope to discharge him by the end of the week.

The 41st president has been receiving treatment at Methodist Hospital for more than a week now. President Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Friday, April 14 for observation due to a persistent cough. It was determined he had a mild case of pneumonia.

On Thursday, his eldest son, President George W. Bush, dropped by for a visit.

"President Bush feels terrific, and is buoyed by regular visits from his family and phone calls with friends such as VP Dan Quayle today," McGrath said in a tweet last week.

This is the third hospitalization in recent months for the president.

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