The former president reportedly acquired an infection that had spread to his blood. His spokesman previously released a statement regarding his hospitalization.
George H.W. Bush was admitted to a hospital in Houston only a day after his wife passed away. Bush was taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital after his condition worsened.
His spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement that Bush is now in recovery and had been responding well to treatments.
McGrath added that the public will be given updates as soon as possible.
CNN previously shared that the former president was placed in intensive care and he is reportedly suffering from sepsis – which is life-threatening - caused by his acquired infection.
As Mayo Clinic stated, "If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically, which may lead to death."
A close friend of Bush also suggested that the former president’s condition was critical.
Bush’s health issue follows the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. She passed away on April 17, 2018.
In 1988, Barbara was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. She also suffered from congestive heart failure later on.
The cause of her death is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As explained by Mayo Clinic, COPD “is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.”
Barbara was a known heavy smoker back in the day. She reportedly smoked for 25 years and only stopped the habit in 1968.
The former first lady was laid to rest on Sunday, April 22, 2018.