92- year old former U.S. President George H. W. Bush is suffering from his second bout of respiratory illness in three months.
He was suffering from a persistent cough that did not let him rest properly, thus worsening his condition.
He has been readmitted to Houston Methodist Hospital in order to treat a mild case of pneumonia.
His spokesman said that he “is going to be fine” and that the pneumonia has been treated and has been resolved.
He is said to be in good spirits and that he is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.
Much of his time in the hospital was spent in the intensive care unit, while his wife, Barbara, had an overlapping stay after a case of bronchitis. She always seems to be at his side and it is a relief to know that there is someone who loves him so much looking after him.
Bush, the nation’s oldest living ex-president, served a single term in the Oval Office as America’s 41st commander-in-chief from 1989 through 1992. He is the father of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms in the White House from 2001 through 2008, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president.
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, also served as vice president for eight years during Ronald Reagan’s two terms as president before being elected to the White House himself, defeating former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee, in 1988.
He lost his 1992 re-election bid to Democrat Bill Clinton.