Barbara Bush was buried this past weekend with her husband, George H. W. Bush, in attendance. Now the former President has been admitted to hospital with an infection.
TMZ reported that he was admitted on April 22, 2018, a day after his wife’s funeral. Many people were concerned about his health after his wife died and their fears appear to have come true.
George H.W. Bush, 93, was hospitalized in an intensive care unit on Sunday in Houston. This was after he buried his wife of 73 years.
Bush contracted an infection that spread to his blood and led to sepsis, which could be life-threatening. His spokesman, Jim McGrath, shared that Bush was recovering after receiving treatment.
‘We will issue additional updates as events warrant,’ he stated. The former President has suffered a number of health complications in the past few years, including vascular Parkinsonism and pneumonia.
CNN’s source shared that Bush was in critical condition at the time he was admitted. There were also some serious concerns about his well-being after his blood pressure dropped multiple times.
His wife passed away at the age of 92 on April 17, 2018. This was after she had announced, days prior, that she would not be seeking further treatment for her failing health.
‘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.’
Jim McGrath, Pop Culture, April 23, 2018
CNN stated that "The family had been worried about how he would deal with her death and such an emotional week, according to the source." After his wife passed Bush issued a statement where he thanked the public for lifting them up during their trying times.
At the time, he had encouraged the masses to not worry about the Bush family as they would be fine. A public memorial was held on Friday at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.
Bush greeted mourners as they arrived at his wife’s casket. McGrath told the Associated Press that the former President had also watched live video of the hundreds of mourners in attendance who paid their respects outside the Church.
President George W. Bush wrote in his statement that he and his wife and children were sad at the loss of the former First Lady. He added that their souls were, however, settled as hers was.
George added that his mother had been fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other. He confessed that she had kept her family laughing until the end
The former President stated that his family would miss her and thanked the public for their love and support.