Thursday, January 2
(Houston, TX) -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush remains in a Houston hospital today with a respiratory ailment. She was admitted to Methodist Hospital yesterday. The former First Lady is being treated for early signs of pneumonia. A statement from the office of George H. W. Bush said the former First Lady is in great spirits and is receiving fantastic care. Bush is the wife of former president George H.W. Bush, and mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president. After leaving the White House, she wrote her memoirs and worked to promote literacy and reading.