George H.W. Bush taken to hospital in Maine
Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesperson said.
Bush, 93, was awake, alert and not in any discomfort, said spokesperson Jim McGrath. Bush will spend at least a few days in the hospital for observation.
Bush arrived in Maine for the summer on May 20, about a month after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara. His family said the 41st president was eager to return to the family's coastal compound on Walker's Point. He has visited every summer since childhood, with the only exception being his years of World War II service.
On Saturday, Bush attended a pancake breakfast at an American Legion post in Kennebunkport. He had been scheduled to attend a Memorial Day parade in the town on Monday.
Bush, who has a form of Parkinson's disease and a history of pneumonia and other infections, was hospitalized in Houston over an infection on April 22, the day after his wife's funeral. He remained hospitalized for 13 days.
Bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility. He has been hospitalized several times in recent years for respiratory problems.