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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush ‘in good spirits’ after fall

PORTLAND, Maine– A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says doctors are pleased with the progress the former president is making since he fractured a bone in his neck during a fall last week.

Former United States President George H. W. Bush is brought into the auditorium where his son Former United States President George W. Bush speaks about his new book titled "41: A Portrait of My Father" at the George Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas November 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Bob Daemmrich/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA) - RTR4DRPC

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush is shown in November 2014 in College Station, Texas. Credit: Bob Daemmrich/Reuters

Jim McGrath said Sunday that Bush is doing better and his spirits are good.

The 91-year-old Bush took a tumble at his summer home in Kennebunkport on Wednesday and remains hospitalized.

The 41st president fractured his C2 vertebra, the second one below the skull, but doctors say it didn’t impinge on his spine or lead to any neurological deficits.

Doctors say they expect Bush to make a full recovery in three to four months.

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