George H. W. Bush Hospitalized Less Than 24 Hours After Laying His Beloved Barbara to Rest

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Less than sooner or later after burying his spouse, former president George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday morning and stays in intensive care, his spokesman introduced Monday night.

His spokesman Jim McGrath stated in an announcement obtained by PEOPLE on Monday that Bush, 93, “was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an an infection that unfold to his blood.”

“He is responding to therapies and seems to be recovering. We will difficulty extra up to date as occasions warrant.”

The information comes simply two days after former first girl Barbara Bush’s funeral on Saturday.

She was laid to relaxation by her giant and loving household on Saturday on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

It was an emotional day as Mrs. Bush’s husband of 73 years and her kids, former President George W., Jeb, Dorothy, Neil and Marvin, stated their last farewells at a funeral service for the household matriarch, who died at 92 final week.

Mrs. Bush additionally leaves behind her brother, Scott Pierce, 17 grandchildren — together with George W. and Laura Bush’s twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, who additionally attended the funeral together with their mom — and seven great-grandchildren.

“To honor his spouse of 73 years and her dedication to household literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, @GeorgeHWBush shall be carrying a pair of socks festooned with books at right now’s funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush,” in accordance to Bush household spokesperson Jim McGrath, who tweeted the element earlier than the funeral.

Her service was held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, and was attended by hundreds of mourners who paid their respects to the Bush household patriarch. The service was attended by former presidents and first girls Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, in addition to First Lady Melania Trump.

President Donald Trump didn’t attend, however despatched his condolences final week in an announcement, calling the matriarch of the political dynasty a “great, great particular person” and “a titan in American life.”

Before the funeral, Mrs. Bush’s physique lay in repose on Friday on the church for members of the general public who needed to pay their respects.

The Office of George H. W. Bush confirmed Mrs. Bush’s loss of life on Tuesday, saying in an announcement, “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of household literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush handed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, on the age of 92.”

The former president’s longtime chief of workers, Jean Becker, stated he’s “broken-hearted” over the lack of his spouse of 73 years.

“So lots of you’re asking, ‘How is 41?’ He, after all, is broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his spouse of 73 years,” Becker wrote in an announcement on Tuesday night time. “He held her hand all day right now and was at her aspect when [she] left this good earth.”

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The assertion continued, “Obviously, this can be a very difficult time. But it won’t shock all of you who know and love him, that he is also being stoic and robust, and is being lifted up by his giant and supportive household. He is decided to be there for them as nicely. He appreciates all of the nicely needs and assist.”

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