Former President George H.W. Bush was re-admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital this past Friday over what turned out to be pneumonia.
The 92-year-old former politician’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, confirmed his return to the hospital this past Tuesday. McGrath said in his statement that Bush was taken to the hospital due to a cough that prevented him from sleeping. The cough turned out to be caused by pneumonia, which has now been treated and resolved. The statement read:
“President George H. W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest. It was subsequently determined that he have a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved. President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.”
A source close to Bush told CNN’s Jamie Gangel that the former President is receiving IV antibiotics and will probably be kept at the hospital for a few more days for observation. The source said the Bushes had not previously announced the hospital visit because they did not want to worry anyone over the Easter weekend.
Both the former first lady and the former president were admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital back in January. Barbara was admitted due to bronchitis, and George was admitted for an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Both were released the same month.
Source: KCRA 3 News