Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek additional treatment

Former first lady Barbara Bush 92 is seriously ill and she is no longer seeking medical treatment

Former first lady Barbara Bush 92 is seriously ill and she is no longer seeking medical treatment

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

Bush, the wife of one USA president and the mother of another US president, has struggled with health issues due to COPD for several months.

The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital.

Bush's office released a statement, confirming after a "recent series of hospitalizations", she has decided against seeking additional medical help and will instead focus on "comfort care". 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.

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Bush, 92, is battling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure and has been hospitalized several times over the past year. She was being treated by bronchitis and the nation's 41st president was being treated for pneumonia.

Barbara Bush, often known for her outspoken remarks and self-deprecating wit, was the US first lady from 1989 to 1993 when her husband was the country's 41st president.

Her 94-year-old husband also has had health issues in recent years.

Barbara and George H.W. Bush have been married for 73 years. He was hospitalized months earlier, also for pneumonia, spent time in 2015 at a hospital in ME, where he and his wife have a summer home in Kennebunkport, after falling and breaking a bone in his neck. Her father was the publisher of McCall's and Redbook magazines. "Barbara Bush is a woman of great strength, patriotism and an iconic first lady of our times who has touched and inspired countless lives".

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