KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine, July 19 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a medical facility in Maine on Sunday after last week fracturing a vertebra in his neck.
Bush, 91, reportedly fell down at his family's holiday home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Wednesday.
Spokesman Jim Mcgrath at the time tweeted the 41st President had broken a bone in his neck but was stable, and that he would have to wear a neck brace.
On Sunday, McGrath tweeted that Bush had been released and extended the family's thanks to the staff of Maine Medical Center for their "kind and professional care."
Doctors treating the former commander-in-chief characterized the fractured C2 vertebrae as "a significant injury" but anticipated he would make a full recovery, CNN reports.
Dr. William D'Angelo, a neurosurgeon who treated Bush, told CNN it would take an estimated three to four months for someone of his age to recover.
In 2012 Bush was hospitalized after contracting bronchitis, and in 2013 doctors diagnosed him with a form of Parkinson's disease. In 2014 he was hospitalized after suffering a shortness of breath. He can no longer walk unassisted, according to relatives.
Bush served as president between 1989 and 1993, following eight years as vice president in the Ronald Reagan administration. He is the oldest living U.S. president.