former President George HW Bush, who for a month in the hospital in the treatment of bronchitis, may be exempted from a Houston hospital in time to celebrate Christmas at home as the doctors had hoped.Bush, 88, remained in stable condition and doctors were optimistic he would fully recover, George Kovacik, a spokesman for Methodist Hospital, said in a statement e-mail Sunday. But doctors were “special care” with his care and no release date has been set, the statement said. Earlier this month, Kovacik said doctors should be able to pass Bush Christmas at home with his family. “His doctors believe that it needs to build its energy before returning to the house,” the statement said. Bush, the 41st president and a Republican, took office in 1989 and served one term in the White House. The father of former President George W. Bush, he is also a former congressman, UN ambassador, CIA director and vice president for two terms under Ronald Reagan.