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Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 7:57 a.m. CDT

(MCT) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, hospital officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

Bush, 88, has been struggling with fever, weakness and a bronchitis-like cough, according to The Associated Press. He was originally planning to spend Christmas at home, but that plan was prevented by high fever.

Bush originally was checked into the hospital in November with bronchitis symptoms.

He suffers from vascular Parkinson’s disease and missed the Republican National Convention this year.

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