Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush hospitalised one day after wife Barbara’s funeral

Former US President George H.W. Bush was hospitalised Just days after burying his wife Barbara, who died at age 92.

The 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital day after contracting an infection that spread to his blood”.

In a statement by family spokesman Jim McGrath said,he is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering”.

Mr Bush has been diagnosed with vascular Parkinsonism, a condition that mimics Parkinson’s disease.

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.

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.

The the country’s oldest living ex-president, served a single term in the Oval Office from 1989 through 1993 was also hospitalised in 2015 in Maine after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck, and in December 2014 for about a week for shortness of breath.

The father of former Republican President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 through 2009, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president, was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his “beloved Barbara” and was said to have held her hand all day. He was “at her side” when she passed away, his chief of staff said.

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