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Barbara Bush in failing health, to 'focus on comfort,' family spokesman says

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

A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment. 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.

"Following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, Mrs".

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. McGrath said both are "calling constantly" for updates. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition. But he has been well enough to make recent public appearances, incuding RodeoHouston. Barbara is also the mother of another former President George W Bush.

She is also known for her sense of humor, once joking that her husband couldn't keep a job, but that, at least, he wasn't boring.

Bush also revealed her secret for a long life: medical attention. Her father was the publisher of McCall's and Redbook magazines. "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"

"I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her", she added. "He is the best - thoughtful and loving". Barbara Pierce was born in NY and met her future husband at age 16. Bush read a children's book and introduced the patients to her dog during the visit.

They traveled to Texas where the oil business dominated, first in Midland-Odessa, later to the Houston area where George found his love for politics.

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

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