George H.W. Bush Condition Worsens, Former President In Intensive Care Unit

First Posted: 12/26/12 EST Updated: 12/27/12 EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in "guarded condition," family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.

"The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family," McGrath said in a statement.

Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit on Sunday, McGrath said.