Barbara Bush in failing health

16 April, 2018, 02:27 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Barbara above in 1988 with her husband has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure

Bush is 92 years old and is now spending time with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, and her children.

The 92-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush will instead focus on comfort care, a family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Former US first lady Barbara Bush is seriously ill and no longer wants to seek medical treatment.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he was "praying" for Bush and her family and called her "a special woman, whose great faith and love for her country inspires us all".

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Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, according to a family spokesperson.

CNN reported that she was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, and is being cared for at home in Houston.

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 became one of two women in USA history whose husband and son became Presidents after George W. Bush's 2000 victory.

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George H.W. and Barbara Bush. As her husband's career began to flourish, Barbara remained family-centric, once saying, "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal".

"I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!" she joked.

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. She met George Herbert Walker Bush at a school dance in Greenwich, Connecticut, when she was 16.

They had six children but daughter Robin died of leukemia at the age of 4.

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Y'all, my friend @claiborneswansonfrank took this photo of four generations, some of my most precious humans for her new book Mother and Child. She later said dyed hair didn't look good on her and credited the color to the public's perception of her as "everybody's grandmother". 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 was also Second Lady from 1981 until 1989 while her husband served as vice president in Ronald Reagan's administration.

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