HOUSTON — A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment.
Jim McGrath issued a news release Sunday saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old former first lady has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.
He did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s health problems.
McGrath says Bush is surrounded by “a family she adores” and appreciates the many kind messages and prayers she’s been receiving.
Read the statement, below:
“Following a series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to see additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort and care. It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”
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Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the health of former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/4csUS6IRKZ
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 15, 2018