Bush Leaves Hospital

On eve of 69th wedding anniversary, Barbara Bush is discharged from hospital

On eve of 69th wedding anniversary, Barbara Bush leaves hospital

204 Barbara Bush, from left, James A. Baker III, George W. Bush and secret service at the Baker Institute 20th Anniversary Gala November 2013
Barbara Bush, left, appeared at the Baker Institute 20th Anniversary Gala in November. Photo by © Gary Fountain

Looks like Barbara Bush will be spending her wedding anniversary at home.

After spending six days at Houston Methodist Hospital for treatment of pneumonia, the former first lady was discharged Saturday and returned to her Post Oak-area residence.

 "I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible," Bush said in a statement released by spokesman Jim McGrath.

McGrath also tweeted a photo of Bush's two dogs eagerly awaiting her arrival. 

Bush and her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday. The couple were married in Rye, N.Y., on Jan. 6, 1945, when George H.W. Bush was home on leave from the Navy during World War II.

During her hospital stay, the 88-year-old former first lady received best wishes from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, as well as a tweet from former president Bill Clinton. George H.W. Bush, also tweeted his thanks.


It was only the third tweet from the former president, 89, who created a Twitter account last month.