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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Just 1 Day After Wife Barbara Laid To Rest

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Just one day after grieving the loss of his wife Barbara Bush, former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

His family, already concerned about how he would deal with Barbara’s death after 73 years of marriage, now has another emotional week ahead.



The 93-year-old was taken into intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood and led to sepsis.

Sepsis can be life threatening if not addressed quickly, and a source close to the former president revealed he was in critical condition upon arrival.

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Reports also say at one point, his blood pressure was dropping so often, many were worried he wouldn’t pull through.

The combination of his age and his recent health makes this hospitalization all the more serious.

In 2015, Bush was hospitalized after a fall at his home in Maine resulting in a broken bone in his neck.

Bush was also hospitalized in April of 2017 with “mild case of pneumonia,” something he’d already been in the hospital for earlier in the year.



He also suffers from vascular parkinsonism, “a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s disease,” and uses an electric wheelchair for mobility.

His blood pressure has since stabilized, and he has been responding to treatments.

His office released a statement this afternoon with information on the hospitalization and recovery.

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“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” spokesman Jim McGrath said.


“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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