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Barbara Bush Admitted To The Hospital While George H.W. Is Moved To ICU

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Barbara Bush has been admitted to the same Houston hospital where her husband and former president George H.W. Bush has been moved to intensive care.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush look on prior to the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Duke Blue Devils and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The former president was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath. Although Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted early Wednesday that Bush was responding well to treatment, he has since been moved to the ICU.

McGrath announced the news in a statement which he posted to Twitter, mid-day on Wednesday.

“Shortly after our previous report on President Bush’s condition, he was admitted to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” the statement began.

“Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation. President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU, where he will remain for observation,” the statement continued.

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: (L-R) Tony Romo, Jason Garrett and Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys stand with former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President H.W. Bush prior to the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Duke Blue Devils and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

“Additionally, Mrs. Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital this morning as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. We will provide additional updates as events warrant.”