This Saturday, April 21, 2018, photo provided by the Office of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, shows Bush, front center, and past presidents and first ladies Laura Bush, from left, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and current first lady Melania Trump in a group photo at the funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, in Houston. Barbara Bush died Tuesday, April 17. She was 92. (Paul Morse/Courtesy of Office of George H.W. Bush via AP)

The Latest: Spokesman: George HW Bush responding, recovering

April 24, 2018 - 1:58 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the health of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is still "responding and recovering" as doctors treat him for an infection that's spread to his blood.

Bush has been hospitalized since Sunday, a day after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the update Tuesday. McGrath says he's happy to report that previous updates also still stand, in that the 93-year-old former president is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.

Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease along with a history of pneumonia and other infections. He's being treated at Houston Methodist Hospital.


3 a.m.

A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is eager to get well so he can get to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Jim McGrath says the 93-year-old Bush is "the most goal-oriented person on this planet."

Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara. McGrath said Monday that Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering."

McGrath says he was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood. He wouldn't elaborate on the 41st president's condition Monday night, saying updates will be issued "as events warrant."

Bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility after developing a form of Parkinson's disease.

Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday.

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