Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush has been in a Houston hospital since Saturday after he skilled shortness of breath, a household spokesman stated on Wednesday.
Bush, who at 92 is the nation’s oldest residing ex-president, has “responded very properly to remedies” on the Houston Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath stated in an electronic mail to Reuters.
“Docs and everybody are more than happy, and we hope to have him out quickly,” McGrath wrote.
Bush is the daddy of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, was vice chairman throughout Ronald Reagan’s two White Home phrases earlier than being elected president in 1988. He misplaced his reelection bid to Invoice Clinton, then the Democratic governor of Arkansas, in 1992.
A naval pilot throughout World Battle Two, Bush turned an occasional skydiver after leaving the presidency and marked his 90th birthday with a bounce out of a helicopter.
He has used a wheelchair in his later years and was hospitalized twice in 2014, as soon as for seven weeks with pneumonia and once more for respiratory difficulties. In July 2015, he broke a bone in his neck in a fall on the household residence in Maine.
Bush’s public appearances have been uncommon since he entered his 90s. Sitting in his wheelchair, sporting a brace on his neck and clad in a Houston Astros jersey, he tossed out the primary pitch on the group’s playoff sport towards the Kansas Metropolis Royals in October 2015.
In 2016, he marked the 75th anniversary of Japan’s assault on Pearl Harbor by attending a ceremony at his library at Texas A&M College, the place Bob Dole, the previous Republican senator from Kansas, acquired an award for public service.