Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after shortness of breath

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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Three years after shaving his head to show support for a toddler battling leukemia, Former President George H.W. Bush said on Twitter Nov. 21, 2016, that the same boy “is feeling and doing much better.”(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath.

Spokesman Jim McGrath says in an email to The Associated Press that Bush has responded well to treatments and that doctors are pleased with his progress. McGrath says the oldest living U.S. president was taken to the hospital on Saturday and he hopes that he can go home soon.

Bush served as U.S. president from 1989 to 1993. He has a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.

Bush’s office issued the following update on his condition Wednesday afternoon.

 

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