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George H. W. Bush in Intensive Care Due to Infection

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• April 23, 2018 7:36 pm

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Former President George H. W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital due to an infection, a spokesman announced Monday.

"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. We will issue additional updates as events warrant," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

According to CNN, the 93-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning with an infection that led to sepsis, which can be life-threatening:

The source added that Bush'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.

But with Bush's age, his health and with this infection, this is very serious, the source explained.<

The former President's hospitalization is especially upsetting for his family because it follows so closely on the death of his wife of 73 years last Tuesday. The family had been worried about how he would deal with her death and such an emotional week, according to the source.

Bush's wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died on Tuesday at age 92. Along with her husband, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attended her funeral Saturday, alongside First Lady Melania Trump and former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

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