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President’s Mother Admitted to Hospital With Pneumonia

September 19, 1989

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Dorothy Walker Bush, the president’s 88-year-old mother, was admitted to Greenwich Hospital with pneumonia Monday, a White House spokeswoman said.

″She’s in stable condition and is expected to improve,″ said Alixe Glen.

She said the president, who was traveling in South Dakota, Montana and Washington state Monday, was monitoring his mother’s condition through White House physician Burton Lee, who is on the trip with him.

Mrs. Bush, who lives in Greenwich, was admitted to Greenwich Hospital’s emergency room at 12:17 p.m., hospital spokeswoman Michelle Brown.

″She had not been feeling well last week. She had been suffering a mild respiratory condition,″ Brown said.

Bush’s condition began to worsen and her personal physician, Dr. John Prunier, wanted her admitted, Brown said.

A chest X-ray at the hospital confirmed pneumonia, she said.

Mrs. Bush was ″resting comfortably″ Monday afternoon, Brown said.

She said Greenwich Hospital had agreed, in consultation with the White House, not to issue more detailed information.

Mrs. Bush spent four days in Greenwich Hospital in May being treated for a blood clot in her right leg. She had been admitted with a 102-degree temperature.

President Bush visited her here later that month.

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