Spokesman: Barbara Bush Set to Leave Hospital

Published December 02, 2008

| AP

A Bush family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is being released from a Houston hospital a week after undergoing ulcer surgery.

The spokesman says Bush is in good condition and recovering as expected. He says she is set to be discharged from The Methodist Hospital in Houston on Tuesday.

Bush, 83, was hospitalized a week ago for abdominal pains and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer Nov. 25. During the surgery, doctors closed a nearly 1.5-centimeter hole caused by the ulcer. She began a liquid diet Monday after test results came back normal.