George H.W. Bush 'Remains In Guarded Condition'

George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Methodist Hospital the day after Thanksgiving and has remained there ever since.

Following is a statement by Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath:

"Following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, President Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital on Sunday where he remains in guarded condition. Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family."