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George HW Bush 'Responding to Treatments' in Intensive Care

George HW Bush 'Responding to Treatments' in Intensive Care
Former President George W. Bush behind the wheelchair of his father, former President George H.W. Bush (Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:01 AM

Former President George H. W. Bush, 93, was hospitalized hours after his wife's funeral for an infection that spread to his blood, and is in intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital, according to reports.

"President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning 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," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

McGrath would not  elaborate on the specifics of Bush's condition, but said he was eager to get well so he can get to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

"He's the most goal-oriented person on this planet," McGrath said.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, attended his wife's funeral on Saturday. Barbara Bush died in her Houston home at the age of 92 on April 17.

Her funeral was held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Former president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said.

A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital early Sunday, just a day after bidding a final farewell to his wife of 73 years during her funeral. Barbara Bush had died on Tuesday.

The 41st president greeted and shook hands with numerous attendees during the invitation-only funeral attended by four former presidents, including himself and his son George W. Bush.

"President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood," a statement read.

Bush, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and is wheelchair-bound as a result, has been repeatedly hospitalized for pneumonia. His is a less-common version of Parkinson's that only affects the lower body.

He is the oldest of the five living former U.S. presidents, having served as commander-in-chief from 1989 to 1993.

Bush is father to former president George W. Bush (2001-2009) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who was a contender in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

Material from The Associated Press and AFP was used in this report.

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Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a hosptial on Sunday, one day after the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush.
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