Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and is no longer seeking additional medical treatment, Jim McGrath, a family spokesman said on Sunday.
"Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," McGrath wrote on Twitter.
Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the health of former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/4csUS6IRKZ- Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 15, 2018
The 92-year-old, who is married to former President George Bush Sr., and is mother to former President George Bush Jr., has been in and out of hospitals during the last year.
According to CNN, she has been battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure.
Upon hearing the news, people everywhere have been sending their thoughts and prayers to the Bush family.
I'm a democrat but always liked Barbara Bush.... Comfort and strength to Mrs. Bush's next journey and praying it will be peaceful.- Kimberly (@123daisyanne) April 15, 2018
Much love and respect for you. You were a wonderful First Lady and admired by both Republicans and Democrats.- Marcia Pascoe (@mypascoe) April 15, 2018
Such sad news. Sending prayers and love to the Bush Family.❤️- Theresa Gill (@tgm1956) April 15, 2018
Despite our political preferences, I've always had respect for Mrs. Bush. I will keep the family in my prayers.- Coretta]]>🇩🇲