George Bush Is Hospitalized One Day After Wife’s Funeral


President George Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday for the funeral for his wife, Barbara. He was hospitalized the next day.

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President George Bush was hospitalized in Houston on Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, his office said on Monday.

Mr. Bush, 93, was “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering,” said Jim McGrath, his spokesman.

His hospitalization at Houston Methodist Hospital came one day after the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday in her bedroom with the former president at her side. He was photographed at the funeral in a wheelchair with his son George W. and Laura Bush; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Barack and Michelle Obama; and Melania Trump.

On Friday, George Bush and his daughter, Dorothy Bush Koch, greeted mourners who came to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to pay their respects to the former first lady.

Mrs. Bush was 92, and the couple had been married for 73 years.

Mr. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, has had a series of health problems in the last few years, and was hospitalized twice after contracting pneumonia last year.

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