Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Additional Medical Treatment

Jenna Bush Hager Tearfully Opens Up About Barbara Bush's Health: 'She's a Fighter'

Jenna Bush Hager Tearfully Opens Up About Barbara Bush's Health: 'She's a Fighter'

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been in "great spirits" since she declined medical treatment over the weekend amid failing health, granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager said Monday. "Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care", McGrath said.

"As my mom has become more and more frail - she's not able to walk anymore and take her dogs out and that kind of thing - we have quality time and we're sharing this quality time with other family members and friends that come by to read", Bush said. McGrath told KHOU that Mrs.

President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement Sunday evening that "the President's and first lady's prayers are with all of the Bush family during this time".

Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, a thyroid condition.

The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She was only the second first lady in American history whose her son also ascend to the nation's highest office, the other being Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

"I pray", Bush said. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush is with her, as are daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil.

The family of Jacob Thompson, the nine-year-old Saco boy who received well-wishes and Christmas cards from hundreds of thousands of people around the world, is thanking former first lady, Barbara Bush, and wishing her well as she faces her latest health battle.

Jim McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of the 92-year-old Bush's health problems. Proceeds from the books benefited adult and family literacy programs. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children. "Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so numerous other problems facing our society", she wrote in her 1994 memoir. Her passion for literacy was the basis for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

What a well-lived life it has been for Barbara Bush. "And know the world is better because she's in it".

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