Former President George H.W. Bush has hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said Sunday.
Jim McGrath announced on Twitter that Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care on Sunday in Biddeford, about 20 miles south of Portland (19659004) "The former president is alert and alert and has no discomfort "McGrath said.
Bush, who turns 94 on June 12 and America's longest living president, has been hospitalized several times in recent years for health problems. He has vascular Parkinsonism that mimics many symptoms of Parkinson's disease. He and his deceased wife were also diagnosed with the thyroid disorder Graves.
The former president came to Maine last week to Kennebunkport, where the Bush family has a summer home, according to the Associated Press. Bush attended a monthly pancake breakfast on Saturday and met with veterans in American Legion Post 159.
Bush was last stationed in Houston in April just one day after former First Lady Barbara Bush was buried. The former president contracted an infection that spread to his blood and stayed in the hospital for about two weeks. He was hospitalized twice in 2017 for pneumonia and bronchitis, and several times between 2012 and 2015 – once after he went home in Kennebunkport and broke a bone in his neck.
Barbara Bush died on April 17 at the age of 92, shortly after her family. She said she had decided after recent hospitalizations "to seek no additional medical treatment." At the funeral, her husband sat in his wheelchair in front of their casket and greeted the mourners for 20 minutes.
The former first couple was married 73 years.
George H.W. Bush, the father of another former president, George W. Bush, served two terms as vice president under Ronald Reagan and a term as president.
Marwa Eltagouri contributed to this post.
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