Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalised after an infection he contracted spread to his blood, Just days after burying his wife Barbara, who died at age 92.
According to the Spokesman to the former president on Monday, Bush was admitted to the hospital on Sunday.
“President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood.
“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
Bush, 93, was hospitalised last April for two weeks due to a “mild case of pneumonia.” Earlier in 2017 he was hospitalized for 16 days, also to be treated for pneumonia.
His wife was also hospitalised around the same time to treat a case of bronchitis.
Barbara died Tuesday, shortly after her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” There were no details of her specific health problems.
The 41st president uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility after developing a form of Parkinson’s disease, and he has needed hospital treatment several times in recent years for respiratory problems.
Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993 and as vice president under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989. He also served as a congressman and as director of the CIA. (NAN)