Former president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said.
“President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread
to his blood”, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering”.
The 93-year-old former president has been confined to a wheelchair in recent years as he has battled a rare health condition.
Mr Bush has been diagnosed with vascular Parkinsonism, a condition that mimics Parkinson’s disease.
His hospitalisation came one day after the funeral of his wife of more than seven decades.