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Update from on Mrs. Bush’ Surgeon
November 26, 2008

Dr. Pat Reardon

Dr. Pat Reardon

Dr. Pat Reardon performed surgery last night on Former First Lady Barbara Bush.
He says she had a potentially life threatening condition – a very painful perforated ulcer – a pain that Mrs. Bush described as “worse than childbirth.”
He says the ulcer was likely brought on by NSAIDS that the former first lady was taking. An ulcer is one of the side effects of the medication.
Mrs. Bush will remain in the hospital for at least a week. She can’t eat solid food. There goes the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing.
According to Dr. Reardon, Mrs. Bush in in “very good spirits. her vital signs are good. her condition is stable and she is awake and alert.”
The former first lady will be in ICU for at least another 24 hours, which is not unexpected after a major surgery.

Send an “E-Greeting” to Barbara Bush
November 26, 2008

Methodist Hospital has announced that anyone who wants to send get well wishes to Ms. Bush can log on to and then click on “send an e-greeting.”

I imagine the Bush family members and friends are sending sincere words of comfort and pretty flower arrangements to brighten up  Mrs. Bush hospital room.

A Methodist spokeswoman told me that former President George H.W. Bush is at his wife’s bedside, but so far we haven’t seen any sign of him.

Methodist Hospital has promised  2 on the Beat an opportunity to interview the physician who performed surgery on Former First Lady Barbara Bush.

As we have reported, Mrs. Bush will have to remain in the hospital another week after undergoing laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer.

I’ll have a full report on KPRC Local 2 News starting at 4 p.m.

And, as you can imagine as the former first lady recovers from surgery, national and local members of the media are camped out at the Texas Medical Center waiting for any update on her condition.

Former First Lady to Remain In Hospital
November 26, 2008

Methodist Hospital has released an update on former First Lady Barbara Bush. (see statement below)

Her condition appears to be more serious than first reported.  In the meantime, if you would like to send any get well wishes to the former first lady you can follow this link: and click on “send an e-greeting”

Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to The Methodist Hospital in HoustonTuesday with abdominal pains.  As a result, she underwent routine, laparoscopic surgery Tuesday night to correct a perforated ulcer. She was resting comfortably Wednesday morning, and visiting with her family.

 During the procedure last night, surgeons cleansed her abdominal area, then patched and closed a one-centimeter hole in Mrs. Bush’s stomach, caused by the ulcer.  

Mrs. Bush is expected to be discharged from the hospital next week. 

Any further questions should be directed to the Office of George Bush.