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Former President George H.W. Bush released from ICU, expected to continue recovery

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A spokesperson for Former President George H.W. Bush says he has been moved from the intensive care unit in Houston and is doing well. ?

Bush was hospitalized on April 23 due to an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesperson.

On Wednesday, the spokesperson released the news on Twitter that Bush had been moved from ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room, and that he is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days. The spokesperson went on to say that Bush is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends and his doctors are "very pleased" with his progress.

President Bush naturally thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes. He also wants to assure everyone that, as good as he feels now, he is more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves than anything that landed him in the hospital. 

Bush's wife, Barbara Bush, died April 17 at the couple's Houston home. She was 92. A private funeral was held Saturday at noon and Bush was buried at Texas A&M University behind her husband’s presidential library.

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