Former President George H.W. Bush to be moved out of ICU Monday

Former first lady Barbara Bush discharged from hospital

HOUSTON - Doctors said Monday that former President George H.W. Bush is sitting up, laughing, joking and asking when he can go home from the Houston hospital that has been treating him for pneumonia for the past 10 days.

Dr. Amy Mynderse said Bush will be moved Monday from the intensive care unit at the Houston Methodist Hospital where he was hooked up to a ventilator for several days last week.

"(He's) not your average 92-year-old," Mynderse said at a news conference.

Dr. Clint Doerr said that the former president has been sitting up in bed watching TV, asking for oyster stew and saying that he wants to go home.

Doerr stressed that Bush is still recovering from pneumonia.

Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from the hospital Monday after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.

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