Some troubling news coming out of Texas today, as George H.W. Bush and his beloved wife Barbara Bush have been hospitalized. According to KTRK the Bushes were admitted to the ICU at a Houston area hospital due to a respiratory problem after battling pneumonia.
Mrs. Bush was also admitted to the same hospital, for what reports describe as a “precaution” as she was battling fatigue and coughing fits.
The former President has been in the hospital since Saturday, according to CNN.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 18, 2017
The former First Lady was admitted earlier this morning. He was last seen publicly at the Houston Texans playoff game, in a wheelchair.
— Janet Shamlian (@JanetShamlian) January 18, 2017
As reported by ABC News initially, Bush sent a letter to President-elect Trump expressing his regrets for not being able to attend due to health issues.
George Bush is 92 years old, while Barbara is 91.
Well wishes have already begun to pour in on Twitter:
Keeping former President @GeorgeHWBush in my prayers this morning. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Stay strong #41.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 18, 2017
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) January 18, 2017
— Marie Coronel (@10NewsCoronel) January 18, 2017
Wishing former President H.W. Bush & former First Lady Barbara Bush speedy recoveries and good health https://t.co/nN0XrFpnTB
— julia tedesco (@julz_zzzzz) January 18, 2017
— Laurie Dhue (@RealLaurieDhue) January 18, 2017
Prayers for a speedy recovery!