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Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.

The statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush said Mrs. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

"She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care," the brief statement said.

Just last week, Mrs. Bush, 88, and her husband, the 41st president, honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.

The Bushes' home is in Houston.

Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Mrs. Bush had a reputation for bluntness when her husband was president. Her son, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president.

The Bush family matriarch had heart surgery in March 2009 for a severe narrowing of the main heart valve. She also was hospitalized in November 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. In 2010, she was admitted to the hospital after having a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989.

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GoldLions January 01 2014 at 10:08 AM

Wishing you better health in 2014 Barbara Bush.
The year just started, get well soon

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ctac3710 January 01 2014 at 5:44 PM

Such a great lady! I wish her and her family God's blessings

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betty January 01 2014 at 5:39 PM

May you be well soon and continue to be a source of strength and love to your family and friends. I'm so happy to have had you as First Lady. Happy New Year.

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dotties16 January 01 2014 at 5:35 PM

May God bless you and always keep you in his care. My husband and I adore you and are praying for you.

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PHILLIP DZIALLAS January 01 2014 at 10:56 AM

Hopefully, Barbara Bush will be home with George, Sr. very soon & all respiratory ailments will be GONE & will NEVER reappear!! Healthy/Happy New Year to the Bush Family!!

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jerseypjm January 01 2014 at 5:26 PM

Sending prayers your way. Mrs. Bush is one classy lady.

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Betty Lou January 01 2014 at 10:58 AM

Get well Mrs Bush!!

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Kathy Bartholdi January 01 2014 at 11:02 AM

I hope you feel better real soon.

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LIN January 01 2014 at 11:04 AM

get well soon mrs bush. i so admire you

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