Former US President George H.W. Bush Admitted to Hospital

Former President George H. W. Bush, 93, has been admitted to the hospital for a blood infection, a spokesman for the family said Monday evening.

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning. The former president’s hospitalization follows so closely on the death of his wife Barbara last Tuesday. The family had been worried about how he would deal with her death and such an emotional week, according to CNN.

He contracted an infection that spread to his blood, a statement read. He was responding to treatments and appeared to be recovering.

Bush, who served one term as president from 1989 to 1993, has been in and out of the hospital over the last couple of years.

In April 2017, he was released from a Houston hospital after treatment for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

A few months before that, he was hospitalized at Houston Methodist for 16 days for pneumonia. He was previously hospitalized in Maine in 2015, after he fell and broke a bone in his neck. In December 2014, he was hospitalized for about a week in Houston for shortness of breath.

The family’s spokesman said he would issue additional updates “as events warrant.”

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