Barbara Bush's Failing Health; Says She Won't Seek Further Treatment

Jenna Bush Hager gave an update on her grandmother's condition Monday morning as she reported on a story from New Jersey for the Today show

A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush "has been a rock in the face of her failing health". The former First Lady is 92 and has been in and out of the hospital recently, but now she will be focusing on "comfort care". Bush had suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that led to a series of hospitalizations past year. The family spokesman, Jim McGrath, announced that Mrs.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health.

Barbara Bush is in 'failing health'. She has also been undergoing a long-term treatment for Grave's disease, a life-threatening thyroid condition.

Bush was 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.

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She has dedicated her life post-White House life to the cause of literacy, and she and her husband have raised more than a billion dollars for charity since they left office. In April 2017, he was hospitalized in Houston for two weeks for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. The former first lady also gave her name and support to Maine's only children's hospital, founded in 1985 - The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Bush stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as president. She established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy decades ago, promoting reading skills across America, particularly for young 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.

She also authored C. Fred's Story and Millie's Book, two anecdotes that are based on the life of her dogs. Mrs.

"She's with my grandpa, the man she's loved for over 73 years". Bush donated the proceeds of the books to her charity, which is aimed to improve the lives of American families through literacy. She has a loyal family and a world full of friends and acquaintances. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.

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