The prayers of everyone here at Constitution.com are being lifted for the Bush family today. Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, have been hospitalized for various ailments. The former president is in the ICU due to complications from pneumonia.
President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation,” his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement.By Wednesday evening, Bush was no longer sedated and instead conscious and engaged, McGrath said…Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after “experiencing fatigue and coughing,” McGrath said in the same initial statement.
McGrath said Wednesday evening the first lady has bronchitis, not pneumonia like her husband. She is being treated with antibiotics. All things considered, McGrath said, doctors are very encouraged with her situation.
George H.W. Bush sent letter to Trump on Jan. 10 stating he couldn't attend Inauguration: "We will be with you and the country in spirit." pic.twitter.com/zcoieQJmP6
— ABC News (@ABC) January 18, 2017
President Obama sent well wishes to the former First couple during his final press conference on Wednesday. The President called them, “a constant source of friendship and support,” before adding that “they are as fine a couple as we know.”
Former President Bill Clinton also sent his wishes for a quick recovery.
41 and Barbara—thinking about you both and sending wishes for a speedy recovery. Love, 42.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) January 18, 2017
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) added his voice to the chorus of support as well.
Praying for speedy & full recovery of @GeorgeHWBush & Barbara Bush & sending best wishes to the entire Bush family today
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 18, 2017
We’d like to add our hopes for a quick recovery as well…