This weekend, the Bush family released a statement that their beloved matriarch Barbara Bush’s health has been declining.
According to Jim McGrath, the family spokesman, Mrs. Bush will not be seeking additional medical treatments and instead will be focusing on comfort care at this time.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager has now opened up on TODAY about her grandmother, saying she is in “great spirits” and resting comfortably with family members.
“She’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer,” said Bush Hager. “We’re grateful for her, for everybody’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she’s in it.”
No specific illness was provided, but the former first lady suffers from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
“We are grateful for her. She’s the best grandma anybody could have ever had, or have,” Bush Hager continued.
“She’s with my grandpa, the man she’s loved for over 73 years. They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they’re together and that he still says, ‘I love you, Barbie’ every night is pretty remarkable.”
In an article recently published for Smith College, Barbara Bush talked about her health. “I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe. I’m not sure God will recognize me, I have so many new body parts!”
On her longtime marriage to her husband, she stated, “I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago.”
Remember to keep Barbara Bush and her family in your prayers today and in the future.
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