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Former President George H.W. Bush at the hospital in Maine, Spammer says: The two-way: NPR



This May 20 photo from the office of George H.W. Bush, the former president beckons to followers as his motorcade arrives in Kennebunkport, Maine. A Bush spokesman said the nation's 41

st president was eager to come to Maine after he had endured his wife's death and was soon hospitalized with a blood infection.

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This May 20 photo from the office of George H.W. Bush, the former president beckons to followers as his motorcade arrives in Kennebunkport, Maine. A Bush spokesman said the nation's 41st president was eager to get to Maine after he'd endured his wife's death and was taken to hospital with blood poisoning shortly thereafter.

Evan Sisley / AP

Former President George H.W. Bush is hospitalized in Maine – a week after he came to the state to spend the summer.

Spokesman Jim McGrath says the 93-year-old was hospitalized Sunday after suffering from low blood pressure and fatigue. He was taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, about 20 miles south of Portland.

McGrath said Bush was awake, alert and without any discomfort – adding, the 41st President would spend at least a few days in hospital observation

Bush visited a pancake breakfast on Saturday at an American Legion Contribution in Kennebunkport, according to The Associated Press. And he was supposed to visit a memorial day parade in the city on Monday.

The former president had his share of health problems in recent years, including hospitalizations for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. He uses a wheelchair because of a disorder that mimics the effects of Parkinson's disease.

Bush arrived in Maine on May 20, about a month after the death of his wife Barbara. She died on April 17 at the age of 92. The couple was married for 73 years.

Just a few days before Barbara Bush died, the family said that the former First Lady had opted not to receive any additional medical treatment and instead ""

The day after the funeral of his wife became the former President hospitalized in Houston on April 22 for blood poisoning. He stayed there for 13 days.

On June 12, Bush turns 94 – he's America's longest living former president.

He has visited the family estate, known as Walker & # 39; s Point, in Kennebunkport, almost every summer since he was a kid. The AP says the only exception was during the years of its World War II.


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