HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Former President George H.W. Bush has tweeted for the first time since he was admitted to the hospital for a blood infection.
He shared his deep appreciation for the way the city honored his wife former first lady Barbara Bush in her funeral services.
"My family and I thank Mayor Sylvester Turner, his terrific staff, Houston Police, METRO Houston, SBC Houston, St. Martin's — and really all Houstonians — for your professionalism and obvious care in making Barbara's visitors and funeral guests feel so welcomed. Thank you all," Bush tweeted.
My family and I thank Mayor @SylvesterTurner, his terrific staff, @houstonpolice, @METROHouston, @SBCHouston, @StMartinsDOK — and really all Houstonians — for your professionalism and obvious care in making Barbara's visitors and funeral guests feel so welcomed. Thank you all.— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) April 25, 2018
Bush was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, the day after Mrs. Bush was laid to rest.
Jim McGrath, the Bush family spokesman, released a statement Tuesday morning saying Bush is still "responding and recovering" -- a welcome update after Monday's announcement.
McGrath also said, “The 41st President wants to go to Maine this summer. He’s the most goal-oriented person on the planet, and I would not bet against him.”