Barbara Bush Is in "Failing Health" and Will No Longer Be Seeking Treatment

Our thoughts are with the Bush family.

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Former First Lady is in "failing health" and is no longer seeking additional medical treatment, according to a statement from the office of her husband George H. W. Bush.

"Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," Jim McGrath, a family spokesman, posted on Twitter.

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Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the health of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

— Jim McGrath (@jgm41)

The 92-year-old, who is the mother of former President George W. Bush Jr., has been in and out of hospitals during the last year.

, she has been battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

Upon hearing the news, people everywhere have been sending their thoughts and prayers to the Bush family.

I'm a democrat but always liked Barbara Bush.... Comfort and strength to Mrs. Bush's next journey and praying it will be peaceful.

— Kimberly (@123daisyanne)

Much love and respect for you. You were a wonderful First Lady and admired by both Republicans and Democrats.

— Resister Sister 🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@mypascoe)

Such sad news. Sending prayers and love to the Bush Family.❤️

— Theresa Gill (@tgm1956)
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Despite our political preferences, I've always had respect for Mrs. Bush. I will keep the family in my prayers.

— Coretta (@MizCoretta)

May her remaining days & passing be peaceful & without pain, surrounded by her family & loved ones & may they be comforted.

— Amy Anderson-Fields (@AVAFields31)

George Sr. was also admitted to a Houston hospital for pneumonia in 2017, but seemed to have recovered well.

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