On Sunday, April 22, George H.W. Bush was rushed to the Houston Methodist Hospital for a "life-threatening" infection just a day after he laid his wife, Barbara, to rest, according to CNN.
According to Jim McGrath, the family's spokesman, Mr. Bush contracted an infection that spread to his blood. CNN reported that the infection led to sepsis, which could be life-threatening.
"If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically, which may lead to death," according to the Mayo Clinic.
On Wednesday, McGrath said that while Mr. Bush was admitted to intensive care, he is doing much better today.
A source said what was most concerning was the fact that Mr. Bush's blood pressure kept dropping. This was a serious concern for the family members, and they were worried he might not pull through. Thankfully, he has been stabilized and is appearing to recover well.
Mr. Bush's late wife, Barbara Bush, recently passed away and was laid to rest the day before Mr. Bush went to the hospital. The former president and former first lady were married for 73 years.
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