Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after taking his wife, Barbara, funeral, says a spokesman.
Jim McGrath said on Twitter that 93-year-old Bush "reacts to treatments and appears to recover." He was hospitalized on Sunday morning to the Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection scattered to his blood, McGrath said on Monday.
Barbara Bush was rested Saturday in a ceremony with the participation of her husband and former president Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and their wives together with the present first lady Melania Trump.
The older bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility after developing a form of Parkinson's disease, and he has had hospital treatment several times in recent years for respiratory problems.
He attended the funeral wearing a pair of knitted socks decorated in blue, red and yellow books – a tribute to his dear wife's work to promote reading.
On Friday during the public viewing of Barbara Bush's chest, George HW Bush offered his hand to many of the around 2,500 people who went through the church to pay their respect.
A year ago this month, Bush spent two weeks in the hospital for treatment of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, a constant irritation of lining of tubes that carries air to one's lungs. Bush's doctors said that chronic bronchitis is a condition that is more common with age, and can exacerbate the symptoms of pneumonia.
Bush was hospitalized for 16 days in January 2017 for pneumonia. During this hospital stay, which included the time spent in intensive care, the doctors introduced a respiratory tube and connected him to a fan.
He was also hospitalized in Maine in Maine after falling home and cracking a bone in his neck and in December 2014 for about a week for breathlessness. He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other problems.
George Herbert Walker Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. Born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush also served as a Congressman, CIA Director and Ronald Reagan's Vice President.