George H.W. Bush, 88, the 41st President of the United States, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Tex. Bush’s fever rose slightly on Wednesday, but is doing better than the day before, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. Tylenol is being used to treat the fever, but it is still present. However, according to a Bush spokesman, the former President is having a “running banter” with the nurses and is “surrounded by family.” During his hospital stay, both of his sons, 43rd President George W. Bush, 66, and former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, 59, have visited.

Bush has been in the hospital since the day after Thanksgiving battling a persistent cough, only the latest in a recent string of health setbacks. In February, it was reported that Bush had been diagnosed with lower body Parkinsonism, a condition which has caused Bush to mostly use a wheelchair.

On Christmas Day, Bush, his wife Barbara and several family members who reside in the area, ordered food from a restaurant they regularly frequent during Christmas.