Former first last Barbara Bush was released from Houston’s Methodist Hospital this morning, according to a family spokesperson.

The 88-year old Houstonian was admitted Monday for treatment of a respiratory ailment.

Mrs. Bush said in a statement, "I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist Hospital enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible."  Former President George H.W. Bush also thanked well-wishers via Twitter.

The Bush's celebrate their 69th anniversary Monday.