George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Intensive Care Days After Barbara Bush’s Funeral
Just days after former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at 92 years old, her husband, 93-year-old former President George H.W. Bush, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, where he is in intensive care.
Bush was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday morning due to an infection.
“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” a statement released by his office read. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.”
His office will issue updates as they come.
A source close to Bush told CNN that Bush’s initial infection led to the dangerous sepsis infection, and that his blood pressure had dropped. He is now in stable condition, according to spokesperson Jim McGrath.
For media planning purposes, the Office of @GeorgeHWBush will issue updates on #41 when we have something to update. Those updates would come through this Twitter feed first. Happily, our previous statement still stands: “responding and recovering.”
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 24, 2018
Bush suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which he announced several years ago. He is now in a wheelchair because of the illness.
Bush was the 41st President of the United States and the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President.