Barbara Bush in good condition after ulcer surgery - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Barbara Bush in good condition after ulcer surgery

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston hospital spokeswoman says former first lady Barbara Bush was in good condition after undergoing laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer.

Ami Felker, a spokeswoman for The Methodist Hospital, says Bush was in high spirits Thursday afternoon as she was moved to a patient room from the intensive care unit.

The former first lady was hospitalized Tuesday after experiencing abdominal pain.

Dr. Pat Reardon says surgeons closed a nearly 1.5-centimeter hole caused by an ulcer.       Reardon says the first thing Bush did after she woke up from the surgery was tell him a joke.

The 83-year-old former first lady is expected to remain in the hospital until next week.


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