April 26, 2018

Barbara Bush's health is failing

16 April 2018, 12:24 | Winston Chapman

Barbara above in 1988 with her husband has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure

Barbara above in 1988 with her husband has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure

Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. "Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, and instead will focus on comfort care", read a statement released by her husband's office.

The short statement on Sunday did not indicate the nature of Bush's illness but said that she had had a series of recent hospitalisations.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN.

Mr McGrath says Mrs Bush is surrounded by "a family she adores" and appreciates the many kind messages and prayers she has been receiving.

Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush is with her, as are daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil.

Mrs Bush is the only woman to have seen both her husband and son sworn in as U.S. president. She was also hospitalized after experiencing fatigue and coughing. A Bush family spokesman said she was being cared for at her home.

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Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.

Bush holds a unique place in USA history.

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

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

Mr Bush, who served as United States president from 1989-93, suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. "He is the best - thoughtful and loving".

Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager posted a photo to Instagram earlier this week showing the four generations of Bush women.

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