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Former First Lady Barbara Bush's health is failing

Former First Lady Barbara Bush's health is failing

Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. A statement released stated that Mrs.

Barbara Bush, the wife of one US president and the mother of a second, is in failing health and has made a decision to seek "comfort care" rather than further medical treatment.

She has been treated for decades for the thyroid condition Graves' disease.

A second message read: "I am sending all my love and prayers to the entire Bush family today - Barbara Bush is a woman of great strength, patriotism and an iconic first lady of our times who has touched and inspired countless lives".

Both Barbara Bush and her husband, who live in Texas, have confronted numerous medical difficulties in recent years.

The statement continued that she appreciated the well wishes she had received and that her family is close to her. She was the first First Lady to throw out a pitch to open the baseball season when she threw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game when they were partially owned by her son, George. He is 93 years old and also has been in failing health in recent years.




She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world". Bush's hospitalization in January 2017.

The nation's 41s president also was hospitalized in 2015 in ME, where he and his wife spend summers at their home in Kennebunkport, after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck.

Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. Her father was the publisher of McCall's and Redbook magazines.

The Bushes have been married for 73 years.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born in Rye, New York.


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