Barbara Bush decides to stop her medical treatment, will seek 'comfort care'

Barbara Bush decides to stop her medical treatment, will seek 'comfort care'

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations, a spokesman for the Bush family said Sunday.

CNN has reported that she has been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD) and also congestive heart failure.

Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs Bush stood with her husband as their son George W was sworn in as president.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, the wife and mother of two presidents, has chose to end medical treatment for a life-threatening illness. Jim McGrath, who issued a statement, said that she is surrounded by a familyand appreciates the messages and prayers she's been receiving from people.

She married George H.W. Bush in 1945.

Bush is the only living wife of one former President and the mother of another former President.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health", informed family spokesperson on Sunday.

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In the statement, it was not written how critical her condition is at present.

She also defended them against detractors, from those who criticized her husband's decision to raise taxes in 1990 to those who opposed her son's decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003.

Bush also revealed her secret for a long life: medical attention.

All along, Barbara Bush has been regarded as an invaluable asset with a grandmotherly persona that could belie a forthright outspokenness. Barbara Bush was hospitalized 2017 after due to fatigue and coughing.

"I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe", she told the magazine.

Smith College awarded Barbara Bush with an honorary degree in 1989.

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