Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek additional treatment

Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek additional treatment

"It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face off her failing health, worrying not for herself - thanks to her abiding faith - but for others", he said.

She is surrounded by family at her home in Houston, Texas. Her husband was hospitalized the same day for shortness of breath, prompting his doctor to excuse him from President Donald Trump's inauguration two days later. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition. Jim McGrath, who issued a statement, said that she is surrounded by a familyand appreciates the messages and prayers she's been receiving from people.

In January, Mrs. Bush and her husband were hospitalized at the same time.

Bush is the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who is now 93, and mother of 43rd President George W. Bush.


Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

The Bushes have been married for 73 years. Bush's hospitalization in January 2017. "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"

This was the statement put out by the office of George H.W. Bush. "He is the best - thoughtful and loving".

The couple met at a Christmas dance in 1941, when Barbara Pierce was 16 and George Bush was 17. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business.

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