George H. W. Bush Hospitalized in Critical Condition Due to Blood Infection – One Day After Wife Barbara’s Funeral

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Former president, George H. W. , was hospitalized just days after the death of his wife Barbara.

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What happened

Former President George H.W. has been admitted to a Houston hospital for a blood infection just a day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara, who died at her 92.

“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. “We will issue additional updates as events warrant.”

He was in critical condition, the source said.

The source added that ’s blood pressure kept dropping and a couple of times there was serious concern about whether he was going to come through, but that he had been stabilized.

The 93-year-old former president has been confined to a wheelchair in recent years as he has battled a rare health condition. has been diagnosed with vascular Parkinsonism, a condition that mimics Parkinson’s disease. In recent years, also faced hospitalizations for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

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Source: Jim McGrath/Reuters

Barbara and George had been married for 73 years and had six children, including former President George W. and former Florida Gov. Jeb . Their daughter Robin died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953.

“I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex about that fact,” said after his wife’s death. “But the truth is the outpouring of love and friendship being directed at The Enforcer is lifting us all up. We have faith she is heaven, and we know life will go on — as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list.”

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George H. W. Bush Hospitalized For Blood Infection - One Day After Wife Barbara's Funeral
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Former president, George H. W. Bush, was hospitalized just days after the death of his wife Barbara.
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