Barbara Bush Hospitalized in Texas

Matriarch undergoing battery of tests, but fine, says spokeswoman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 28, 2010 6:17 AM CDT
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. A...   (Robert F. Bukaty)
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(Newser) – Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized yesterday in Houston to undergo routine tests but doctors don't suspect anything serious, a family spokeswoman said last night. Bush, 84, was being treated at Methodist Hospital and should be released in a day. "She hasn't been feeling well for about a week, and the doctors thought she should come in and undergo a battery of tests," Jean Becker said.

"It's not serious. She just hasn't been feeling herself and they're just trying to figure out why." Becker declined to provide details, but said former President George HW Bush drove his wife to the hospital yesterday morning after consulting with her doctors. Mrs. Bush was hospitalized for nine days after undergoing heart surgery in March 2009, for a severe narrowing of the main heart valve.

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