New information released amidst family fears for George Bush's life following infection
Only one day after Barbara Bush was laid to rest, George H. W. Bush contracted a dangerous infection that sent him right to the hospital.
According to Inspiring Day, George was interned in the Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22 for a ‘life-threatening’ infection. Jim McGrath, the family spokesman, revealed that the infection spread to his blood.
It led to sepsis, which might put at risk his life if it progresses as he could suffer a septic shock, drop of blood pressure, and some other dangerous conditions that might cause the death.
On April 25, Bush was admitted to the intensive care, which worried many people around him. Thankfully, McGrath confessed he was doing ‘much better’ nowadays. He is not out of danger yet, though.
Breaking: President George Bush Sr. has been admitted to hospital for treatment for an infection that spread to his blood but is recovering according to his office pic.twitter.com/LhF3fN6ZKh— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) April 23, 2018
Most of his family members agreed that they were worried about him as his blood pressure kept dropping. They believed he would not ‘pull through,’ but doctors managed to stabilize him, and he is recovering well.
Even though the infection was the reason that put George, 93, in the hospital, his sorrow after Barbara’s passing played an important factor in his health.
**NEW: An update on the health of George H. W. Bush...— Patrick Hussion (@PatrickHussion) April 25, 2018
"...he is more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Timberwolves than anything that landed him in the hospital." pic.twitter.com/w4Wx2gEZ3U
After visiting the hospital very frequently due to her failing health, Barbara opted to be at home choosing ‘comfort care’ over further treatment in the hospitals. She died on April 17 in her Houston home at 92 years of age.
George and Barbara were married for 73 years and welcomed to the world six children. George W., Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.
One of the biggest accomplishments in George’s life was his presidency. He was elected the 41st President of the United States of America in 1989 and he was in office until 1993.
Less than ten years after George retired, his eldest son, George W. became the 43rd POTUS. The family was clearly proud as they became one of the most politically powerful families in the U.S. Now, all of them are asking for prayers to help their father to recover from the infection.