Former first lady Barbara Bush at an event, Nov. 15, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
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Barbara Bush released from hospital

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After receiving six days of hospital treatment for pneumonia, former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital Saturday morning, according to Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath.

“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,” Barbara Bush said in a statement.

The former first lady entered the hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Former President George H.W. Bush’s office said at the time that Barbara Bush, 88, was receiving treatment for a “respiratory related issue” but was in “great spirits.”

Barbara Bush received well wishes from both the Obama and Clinton families while she was in the hospital. As the Associated Press noted, Barbara Bush’s discharge comes just days before she and George H.W. Bush are set to celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary.

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Barbara Bush released from hospital

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