George H.W. and Barbara Bush both hospitalized

George HW Bush
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush discusses his new book "41: A Portrait of My Father" in College Station, Texas. Former President George H.W. Bush has fallen at home Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Kennebunkport, Maine, and broken a bone in his neck. (AP Photo/Texas Tribune, Bob Daemmrich, Pool, File)

HOUSTON (AP) – Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, will remain hospitalized overnight at Houston’s Methodist Hospital.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says physicians initially believed the 92-year-old former president would be released later this week following several days of treatment for respiratory issues related to pneumonia, but his stay has been extended after doctors performed a procedure Wednesday to help clear his airway. He then was moved to intensive care. There is no timetable for his release. He was taken to the hospital over the weekend.

Barbara Bush decided to go to the hospital Wednesday after not feeling well in recent weeks. McGrath says doctors want to see how the former first lady responds to treatment before allowing her to return home.

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