Former US President George Herbert Walker Bush was on Tuesday admitted to a Houston hospital after he complained of uneasiness and breathing problem, a family spokesperson said.
The 90-year-old veteran was immediately shifted to Houston Methodist Hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’ when he complained of experiencing a shortness of breath, said family’s spokesman Jim McGrath.
McGrath said that the doctors have kept the former president under observation.
In January 2013, Bush was hospitalized in the same hospital and was forced to spend about two months while receiving treatment for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues.
Meanwhile, the White House released a statement saying President Barack Obama has been notified about Bush’s health condition.
Obama is currently vacationing in Hawaii along with his family.
“President Obama and the first lady send their good wishes to the former president and the entire Bush family during this holiday season,’’ Eric Schultz, White House spokesperson, said.
Bush had made two public appearances in November. Firstly, he made the appearance while attending a public event at Texas A&M University with his son and ex-President George W Bush and secondly when he served as Houston Texans’ coin toss captain on November 23 during a game organized in honor of the US Armed Forces.
Senior Bush was the 41st president of the United States and had served as Ronald Reagan’s vice president for two terms- firstly when he was elected in 1988 and secondly, four years later. He was also a naval aviator in World War II. Bush also held the post of CIA director and was also a former US ambassador to China.
He was suffering from a form of Parkinson’s disease that forced him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter for mobility.