In Our Prayers: Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health
Mrs. Bush has decided not to receive any more medical care to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Family says she appreciates the prayers she is receiving.
Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health.
The 92-year-old mother of former President George W. Bush and wife of former President George H.W. Bush has recently been in and out of the hospital receiving treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
JUST IN: Barbara Bush will not seek additional medical treatment and will focus on comfort care for failing health, according to statement from the office of George H.W. Bush. pic.twitter.com/sHj9ixTaud
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 15, 2018
CNN reports that Bush is at her home in Houston and has declined going back to the hospital to receive additional treatment.
“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,” the office of former President George W. Bush said in a statement Sunday.
Some of the early Twitter reaction to the news from across the political spectrum:
As always, Barbara Bush is a comfort to her friends & family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love & humor. Praying that she is comfortable & send love to President Bush & their family. https://t.co/Y02uohVFyD
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 15, 2018
Praying for former First Lady Barbara Bush and her family in this difficult time. She is a special woman, whose great faith and love for her country inspires us all.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 15, 2018
Keeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers. I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 15, 2018
Barbara Bush has taught us all so much. Courageous, joyful, patriotic, faithful, charitable, studious, hilarious. There are not enough characters to describe her character. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/b3R1fYBHcX
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) April 15, 2018
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