Photo: George Bush On Twitter
Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged Monday from the Maine hospital that has been treating him for low blood pressure the past eight days, his spokesman said on Monday.
The nation's 41st president had been taken on May 27 to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, about 20 miles south of Portland, one week after he left Houston for Kennebunkport, his summer home.
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Prior to his departure last month, Bush spent a little under two weeks at Houston Methodist Hospital battling a blood infection. He was admitted the day after the burial of his wife Barbara, who passed away at the couple's Houston home on April 17.
While at Southern Maine Health Care, Bush's twitter account noted that he was passing the time reading a book about their relationship. "Enjoying a great book and a wonderful walk down memory lane this morning," he tweeted. "Yet another reminder of just how lucky I have been in life.
On Sunday, Mayor Sylvester Turner voiced his best wishes from Houston, tweeting: "On behalf of the city, I am sending prayers and positive vibes for a swift recovery. @GeorgeHWBush we know you love summers in Maine, but Houston will always be your home. Get well soon and hurry back."