George HW Bush recovering in hospital

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – Former President George H.W. Bush is recovering after he was sent to the hospital Sunday.

The 41st president was experiencing low blood pressure, fatigue and discomfort.

He is reportedly awake, alert, and no longer in discomfort. A spokesman said he will likely be in the hospital for a few more days for observation.

Bush arrived for the summer in Maine on May 20. The family said he was eager to return to the family compound on Walker’s Point. Bush has visited every summer since childhood, except during the years of his World War II service.

He was expected to attend a Memorial Day parade in Kennebunkport prior to his hospitalization. The parade’s grand marshal, Tom Willey, wished the president a speedy recovery.

Bush, who has a form of Parkinson’s disease and a history of pneumonia and other infections, was hospitalized in Houston on April 22, the day after his wife’s funeral, for an infection. He remained hospitalized for 13 days.

Bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility. He has been hospitalized several times in recent years for respiratory problems.

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