Barbara Bush Is Ill, Won't Seek Further Treatment

  • Barbara Bush Is Ill, Won't Seek Further Treatment

Barbara Bush Is Ill, Won't Seek Further Treatment

Bush's office released a statement, confirming after a "recent series of hospitalizations", she has decided against seeking additional medical help and will instead focus on "comfort care".

Barbara Bush, one of the most popular members of her famous family, has made a decision to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Jenna Bush Hager, who is now in New Jersey for a Today story, took the time to speak with her colleagues Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about her grandmother Barbara Bush's health on Monday, April 16.

McGrath said Bush was concerned more for her family than herself.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. She has suffered for years from Graves Disease and most recently from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and congestive heart failure.

She married George H.W. Bush in 1945, the 41st president of the United States who is now 93. "And a reminder of just what a fabulous woman she is and what a great life they've lived and what a great life we've experienced and how much they've done for so many others, including her favorite topic, which is literacy". The former first lady also gave her name and support to Maine's only children's hospital, founded in 1985 - The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

"Barbara and I talked to her last night", she said. Bush stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as president.

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

"Also, George Bush has given me the world", she continued.

Bush also revealed her secret for a long life: medical attention.

Mrs. Bush has become popular for wearing pearl necklaces during her public appearances. Bush donated the proceeds of the books to her charity, which is aimed to improve the lives of American families through literacy.

"I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago", she wrote in the life updates section for the magazine. The foundation partners with local programs and has awarded more than $40 million to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.