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Days After Burying His Wife, Former President George H.W Bush Hospitalized For Infection

Days After Burying His Wife, Former President George H.W Bush Hospitalized For Infection

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Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman says.

Jim McGrath, the Bush family spokesman, released a statement Monday evening saying Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.

Bush, 93, was admitted to the hospital one day after a funeral was held for his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush.
Mrs. Bush died Tuesday just days after her family announced she was in failing health and would no longer seek medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.”

She was laid to rest at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station on Saturday.

A service was held earlier that day at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

Bush was hospitalized last April for a “mild case of pneumonia.” He was hospitalized for 16 days last January, when he was temporarily placed on a ventilator and was treated in the intensive care unit for pneumonia.

George Herbert Walker Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. Born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts.

Bush also served as a congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice president.

 

 

Source: Fox 32 Chicago

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