01:12 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 01/01/2014 12:40PM
Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.
The statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush said Mrs. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.
"She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care," the brief statement said.
Just last week, Mrs. Bush, 88, and her husband, the 41st president, honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.
Originally posted 02/02/2013 09:30AM
Barney, the perky black Scottish Terrier who made the White House his home alongside President George W. Bush and his family from 2001 to 2009, has passed away. He was almost 13.
You might remember him from a series of White House videos with puppy pal Miss Beazley – or famously biting a member of the press corps – but Barney Bush was a lifelong-pal to the former First Family, who made the sad announcement on Facebook late Friday.
Originally posted 11/21/2010 10:20AM
Talk about going rogue.
Originally posted 03/05/2009 07:05AM
Former first lady – and first mother – Barbara Bush is resting comfortably at Houston's Methodist Hospital after undergoing open-heart surgery to replace her aortic valve.
Dr. Gerald Lawrie says Wednesday night's operation went "extremely well," and he expects his patient 83, to "recover fully" and resume normal activities soon. Her hospital stay is expected to be between a week and 10 days.
A family spokesman tells the Associated Press that Mrs. Bush is already up and talking. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, has been with his wife at the hospital and said in a statement: "I am very impressed with and grateful to the wonderful team of doctors and nurses at The Methodist Hospital who have helped Barbara. We have every confidence she is in the best hands."
After experiencing shortness of breath, Mrs. Bush was reportedly reluctant to inform her children about her impending surgery for fear of making a big deal out of it.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 11/26/2008 10:55AM
Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, Tuesday after suffering pain during the week, according to reports.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath told the Associated Press that Mrs. Bush, 83, went to Methodist Hospital and underwent tests, which came out negative. The specifics of the tests were not revealed, but she'd been having stomach pains for several days.
On Good Morning America Wednesday, Mrs. Bush's daughter-in-law, Laura Bush, said, "She's doing great."
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