Failing health for former First Lady Barbara Bush

Failing health for former First Lady Barbara Bush

Bush had series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, she has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will focus on comfort care. Bush has chose to stop seeking additional medical attention and instead will seek comfort care at home. Bush as she is surrounded by family.

Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st president and mother of the 43rd, is said to be in "failing health". They had six children and have been married longer than any presidential couple in American history.

"Barbara and I are so sorry we can't be there for your inauguration on January 20th". The two were married in 1945, while George H.W. Bush was on leave as a Naval officer in World War II. "Cecilia and I ask all Texans to join us in praying for Barbara and the entire Bush family during this time".

In April, the former first lady wrote glowingly of her husband.

Both Barbara Bush and George H.W. Bush have dealt with health problems in recent years. She sent an update to the Smith College alumni magazine for the Spring 2018 issue, telling the magazine she credited her long life to "great medical care and more operations than you would believe". "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"

ET obtained a statement from the Bush family on Sunday, which was later also posted on Twitter, after she had been hospitalized several times in recent months.

Early previous year, they both spent time in separate rooms in the same Houston hospital, both being treated for breathing problems.

The former President, who also served as vice president from 1981 to 1989, also broke a bone in his neck in 2015 when he fell at the family summer compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born in Rye, New York.

"One out of six Americans, literally, can not read above the fifth grade level - that's awful!", said Barbara when she made literacy her focal point while serving as First Lady of the United States.

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