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George H. W. Bush’s Health Is Improving After Hospitalization Following Wife Barbara’s Death

Date April 27, 2018 18:13

On April 17, America mourned the death of the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty – former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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The mother and wife to two US presidents was a truly exceptional woman. Her focus had always been her family. But Barbara still found time to promote women’s rights and elevate the cause of illiteracy.

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She was loved by many Americans and people from all over the world. 1,500 guests attended her funeral on April 21, including her husband, George Bush.

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And one day after Barbara’s funeral service, America got to know another sad news: The 41st US President was admitted to one of the Houston hospitals. As reported, the 93-year-old contracted an infection that spread to his blood.

So what is George Bush’s health situation right now?

Fortunately, it looks like the former president is responding to medication and treatment. On April 25, the elder Bush’s office released a statement where they said that Mr. Bush had been moved from the intensive care unit to a regular room.

It’s expected that the former president will stay at the healthcare institution for several more days. As the statement continued:

He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress.

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Bush has had some health-related problems recently. He utilizes an electric scooter and wheelchair for mobility, and he has also undergone treatment for chronic bronchitis and pneumonia.

But many believe that a sudden deterioration in his health is related to Barbara’s passing away. The two stayed together for 73 years, so it would be no surprise if George Bush was suffering from the broken heart syndrome.

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He was at his wife’s side when she was dying and was holding Barbara’s hand all day.

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