Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, 91, have been admitted to the hospital in Texas.
The office released the following statement after an initial statement saying President Bush was taken to the hospital Saturday and was responding very well to treatments:
“Shortly after our previous report on President Bush’s condition, he was admitted to the ICU 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. President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU, where he will remain for observation.
Additionally, Mrs. Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital this morning as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing.
Recall that Bush sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump several days ago saying he would not be able to attend Friday’s inauguration.
“My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. … We will be with you and the country in spirit,” the letter read.