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Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:23 a.m. HST, Jan 01, 2014

HOUSTON >> 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.

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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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Get well Barbara
on December 31,2013 | 03:43PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
This post highlights the one hour delay in the comment post date stamp. This breaking news was posted at 4:39PM HST, and while I posted the above comment at 4:43PM, it is denoted at 3:43PM. Just sayin'
on December 31,2013 | 03:47PM
false wrote:
So if there were like maybe 44 first ladies, then what are all the other ladies in this nation? Second ladies lol? Middle Ladies? Last Ladies?
on December 31,2013 | 07:17PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
No such animal dude. They are just called ladies (and gentlemen).
on December 31,2013 | 07:19PM
false wrote:
What animal?
on December 31,2013 | 07:20PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Any animal, as long as we can take in oxygen, via air or water.
on December 31,2013 | 07:21PM
false wrote:
When embryo are in the womb, they breathe oxygen through liquid, so maybe humans were fish before?
on December 31,2013 | 07:22PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes that's the theory as fish somehow walked onto land and evolved into Christopher Deedy.
on December 31,2013 | 07:24PM
false wrote:
omg smh lol.
on December 31,2013 | 07:24PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Hahahahahahahaha !! I got the last word. Happy New Year or Hauoli Makahiki Hou !!
on December 31,2013 | 07:26PM
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