Former President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital and makes plans to go to Maine as son Neil reveals he had a urinary tract infection which turned into septic shock the day after wife Barbara’s funeral
- Former President George H.W. Bush, 93, fell ill day after wife Barbara’s funeral
- Former First Lady Barbara Bush died on April 17
- Neil Bush says the next day his father developed a urinary tract infection
- The infection turned into septic shock, according to his son
- The elder Bush is making plans to go to the family compound in Maine
Former President George H.W. Bush, 93, was discharged on Friday from a Houston hospital, where he stayed for nearly two weeks for treatment of an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said.
Bush, the oldest living former US president, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22, a day after he attended the funeral of his wife, Barbara, the former first lady who died on April 17.
The couple had been married for 73 years.
‘His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home,’ spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
Former President George H.W. Bush, 93, was discharged on Friday from a Houston hospital, where he stayed for nearly two weeks for treatment of an infection that spread to his blood. Bush was hospitalized the day after his wife Barbara’s funeral on April 20 (above)
‘His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home,’ spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. The elder Bush is seen foreground with, from left to right: Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump
Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, was admitted to the same hospital about a year ago for a cough that was later diagnosed as a mild case of pneumonia.
Bush is the father of former Republican President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 to 2009, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
The day after his wife’s funeral, George H.W. Bush woke up with a urinal tract infection, which then turned into septic shock, his son, Neil Bush, told KTRK-TV.
Neil Bush, the fourth of six children from George HW and Barbara Bush, also told the Houston television station that his father would be heading to Maine for the summer.
‘I know many of his friends are excited that he is going to go to Maine and live a full, happy and comfortable life as long as he can,’ he said.
Kennebunkport, Maine is home to the Bush family compound.
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