Former First Lady Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Not Seeking Further Treatment

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The family spokesman released a statement Sunday that Barbara Bush is in failing health and has declined further medical care. Bush's office confirmed in a statement a "recent series of hospitalizations" for Bush and her decision to seek "comfort care" instead of additional medical help.

Barbara Bush has touched a lot of lives through her charitable works over the years and inspired others. The family spokesman, Jim McGrath, announced that Mrs.

Former first lady Barbara Bush looks on before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017, in Houston. She has suffered for years from Graves Disease and most recently from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and congestive heart failure.

Barbara Bush talks with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Former President George H.W. Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. She was readmitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on March 30 due to shortness of breath.

Barbara is now the nation's oldest living first lady. "They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they're together and that he still says, 'I love you Barbie" every night is pretty remarkable, ' Hager added.

"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", he said.

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Sons Neil and Marvin and daughter Doro are also by their mother's side at the Bush residence. Bush and President Bush live their lives always putting others first.

Mrs. Bush has become popular for wearing pearl necklaces during her public appearances.

Sons George and Jeb have visited her in the past week.

In an interview earlier this year with Smith College Magazine, Barbara Bush revealed her secrets for a long life: good doctors and a great husband.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born June 8, 1925, in Rye, New York.

Along with her memoirs, she's the author of "C. Fred's Story" and "Millie's Book", based on the lives of her dogs. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide. She has a loyal family and a world full of friends and acquaintances.

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