George Bush Sr. Released from Hospital

Former President of the United States, George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection.

The senior Bush, 93, had to be hospitalized a day after his wife, Barbara’s funeral.

A spokesman for the family, Jim McGrath tweeted that doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital “report he is doing well” and that the former president is “happy to return home.”

Bush Sr. was admitted to the hospital April 22 for treatment of an infection that spread to his blood.

It came bare 24 hours after he attended the funeral and burial of his 92-year-old wife, Barbara, who died April 17 at their Houston home.

They were the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history, having been together for 73 years.

McGrath, who had said Bush was eager to get well so he could get to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, added that the 41st president had been more focused on the Houston Rockets playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves “than anything that landed him in the hospital.”

The Rockets won the series 4-1 on April 25. Bush, frequently accompanied by his wife, has long been a fixture at Houston sporting events.

Bush has used a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility since developing a form of Parkinson’s disease, and he has needed hospital treatment several times in recent years for respiratory problems.

Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, and previously as a Texas congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice president.

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