President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital with another “mild case” of pneumonia, spokesman Jim McGrath has confirmed.
His spokesman, Jim McGrath, confirmed the return to the hospital in a statement on Tuesday, adding that Bush was taken to the hospital due to a cough that prevented him from sleeping. The cough turned out to be due to pneumonia,
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.
Fortunately, his pneumonia has been described as “mild.”
However, at 92-years-old, even the mildest case of pneumonia could be potentially deadly. Our former president is under constant watch.
Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman stated: “President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.”
Bush has a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.
He served as president from 1989 to 1993.
The Bushes celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in January.
This is Bush’s second visit to Houston Methodist Hospital for a case of pneumonia. The former president spent two weeks there in January of this year, around the time of his 72nd wedding anniversary.
Thus far, Bush has been able to pull through everything that’s been thrown at him, in regard to illnesses.
Say a prayer for the great George H.W. Bush tonight. And share one of your favorite Bush memories with someone younger than you. You’ll be happy you did.