Share this on:
 E-mail
6
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not vetted for CNN

  • Click to view eki's profile
    Posted December 31, 2013 by
    eki
    Location
    India
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Breaking news

    More from eki

    1st Lady Bush hospitalized

     
    Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized Monday for treatment on a “respiratory-related issue,” former President George H.W. Bush’s office said in a statement released late Tuesday night.




    Barbara Bush, 88, was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center and is in “great spirits,” the statement said.

    The nation’s first lady from 1989 through 1993, the feisty, outspoken Bush was a tireless advocate for literacy during her White House years. Following her husband's loss in the 1992 presidential election, the couple moved to Houston and also spent time at the longtime family home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

    Later, she supported her son George W. Bush as he campaigned for and eventually won the presidency in 2000.

    Although Bush continues to make public appearances – she memorably told NBC News in April that America has had “enough Bushes” in the White House when asked about a prospective run from her son, Jeb – she’s been plagued by health problems in recent years.

    In 2008, Bush underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer and in 2009, she had heart surgery.

    Most recently, in March 2010, she was hospitalized for tests after complaining of not feeling well.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story