BREAKING: Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

Multiple national news agency reports contributed to our report on this breaking story.

THE LATEST: Mr. Bush is suffering from an infection which led to Sepsis, which can be life-threatening, according to sources with knowledge of the former president's condition. That same source says Mr. Bush has been "struggling" according to CNN.


BREAKING: Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Sunday after an infection he contracted spread to his blood, his spokesman said Monday. The announcement of the hospitalization comes just days after Bush's wife, Barbara, died at age 92.

"President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

The source added that Bush's blood pressure kept dropping and a couple of times there was serious concern about whether he was going to come through, but that he had been stabilized, according to reporting by CNN.

The former President's hospitalization is especially upsetting for his family because it follows so closely on the death of his wife of 73 years last Tuesday.

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The family had been worried about how he would deal with her death and such an emotional week, according to the source.The day after his wife's death, the former President paid tribute to her in a statement.

"I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex relationship about that fact. But the truth is the outpouring of love and friendship being directed at The Enforcer is lifting us all up," he said, using her nickname. "We have faith she is in heaven, and we know that life will go on -- as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list."