Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for
treatment of a "respiratory related issue," her husband's office said
The 88-year-old Bush was in stable condition at Methodist Hospital in Houston. KPRC-TV reported she was being treated for early signs of pneumonia.
McGrath, a spokesman for her husband, President George H.W. Bush, said
her condition didn't change overnight and there was "nothing new to
report" on Wednesday.
In a statement released after the news broke, the office of former president George H. W. Bush said she was admitted Monday.
is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and
family, and is receiving fantastic care. Updates will be issued when
warranted," the statement said.
Bush was first lady from 1989 to
1993. She is also the mother of former president George W. Bush and
former Florida governor Jeb Bush.