It’s a sure sign that summer is on its way: Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara are back in Maine.
A spokesman confirms they arrived at Walker’s Point on Monday, less than a month after the former president was released from a hospital in Texas.
Officials said last month that the 92-year-old Bush was treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, but that it wouldn’t interfere with his summer plans.
Bush, the nation’s 41st president, has spent every summer in Kennebunkport, Maine, except during World War II, when he was a naval aviator.
The Bushes spend the winter in Houston.
The oldest living president checked into Houston Methodist Hospital on April 14 because of a persistent cough.
The 41st president of the United States was treated for a ‘mild case’ of pneumonia for the second time this year.
Dr Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist, said in a statement: ‘While President Bush has recovered from pneumonia, he continues to deal with the effects of chronic bronchitis, which is a condition more prevalent with age.’
The doctor said his team will monitor Bush’s breathing and his is expected to be discharged at the end of this week.
‘This means his airway has a constant, low-level inflammation that can aggravate the symptoms of pneumonia.’
‘Once President Bush is home, we will continue aggressive respiratory treatments to help minimize the effects of the chronic bronchitis.’
While in the hospital, he received a visit from his son, former President George W. Bush.
The younger Bush tweeted: ‘Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder.’
In January, George and Barbara Bush had to skip President Trump’s inauguration when both were hospitalized for pneumonia.
The former president said in a note to Trump: ‘Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your inauguration on January 20th. My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.’
‘But we will be with you and the country in spirit. I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country. If I can ever be of help, please let me know,’ Bush wrote.
The letter was written before he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.