Barbara Bush 'in failing health,' to decline additional medical treatment

Barbara Bush in failing health

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

That includes Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, who, like so many many others, heard today that the former first lady was released from Methodist Hospital following a heart ailment, opting to forego further treatment and return home to receive comfort care. Bush, 92, will "instead focus on comfort care" for unspecified health complications, according to a statement.

Barbara Bush has touched a lot of lives through her charitable works over the years and inspired others. 'She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving'.

President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement Sunday evening that "the President's and first lady's prayers are with all of the Bush family during this time". Bush's health. However, he explained that the family has made a decision to focus on comfort care. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition.

The couple married in 1945 and had six children, including future President George W. Bush, who is now a Dallas resident.

Barbara Bush served as First Lady during her husband's presidency from 1989 to 1993. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.

"When I was a kid, she would read to me and my siblings", Bush said. Her husband is by her side, as are her children, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.

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George H W Bush, the nations 41st president, has also suffered health issues, and spent a period in intensive care for pneumonia past year.

"Also, George Bush has given me the world", she continued.

What a well-lived life it has been for Barbara Bush.

Mrs. Bush has become popular for wearing pearl necklaces during her public appearances.

Along with her memoirs, she's the author of "C. Fred's Story" and "Millie's Book", based on the lives of her dogs.

Her brown hair began to gray in the 1950s, while her 3-year-old daughter Pauline, known to her family as Robin, underwent treatment for leukemia and eventually died in October 1953. Bush donated the proceeds of the books to her charity, which is aimed to improve the lives of American families through literacy.

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