Obama, Clinton send get-well-soon wishes to Barbara Bush

Obama, Clinton send get-well-soon wishes to Barbara Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush, right, and his wife Barbara during the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game Saturday, April 18, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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by Associated Press & KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM

HOUSTON -- Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue.

The 88-year-old former first lady was admitted to a Houston hospital on Monday. A spokesman for her husband's office says her condition has not changed, with Mrs. Bush in "great spirits" and getting visits from the former president and her family.

Bush had heart surgery in 2009 for narrowing of the main heart valve. She also spent time in a hospital in 2010 after having a mile relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition.

President Barack Obama is among those saying he hopes Bush gets well soon.

“Michelle and I send our best wishes to Mrs. Bush for a speedy recovery,” Obama said in a statement released while he vacations with his family in Hawaii. “Barbara is blessed to have both a loving, supportive family by her side and a vibrant spirit that we hope will have her feeling better soon. I know I speak for Americans everywhere when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and her family on this New Year’s Day.”

President Bill Clinton also sent his get-well-soon wishes to Bush on Twitter.

Bush and her husband, the 41st president, live in Houston and still make public appearances. Last week, they honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.

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