The Bush family has disclosed to the public on Sunday that former first lady Barbara Bush's health has been declining.
The 92-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush has had a series of hospitalizations recently, according to sources, and is reportedly in "failing health."
According to the family's spokesman, Jim McGrath, Mrs. Bush will not be seeking additional medical treatments and instead will be focusing on comfort care at this time. Comfort care is described as medical care that focuses on relieving symptoms and easing pain while optimizing happiness and comfort during the patient's final moments of life.
“Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. 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,” the statement read.
According to the family's statement, Mrs. Bush "is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving."
McGrath did not go further into what Mrs. Bush's health problems were, but for several decades, she has dealt with Graves' disease which is a thyroid condition.
Mrs. Bush and her husband George H.W. Bush have been married since 1945. She was 19 years old and Mr. Bush was 20. They have five children together; their sixth child died as a toddler.
Fun Fact: The couple has been married the longest out of any presidential couple in American history. Also, Mrs. Bush is one out of two first ladies who was the mother of a president (George W. Bush).
At this time, there are still very little details. Nonetheless, please keep Mrs. Barbara Bush and her family in your prayers.
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