Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said.
Jim McGrath, spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush released the following statement on Sunday:
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. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.
A number of national and state leaders and politicians have expressed their support for Barbara Bush and her family.
Statement on former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/7pcCrhxvea— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 15, 2018
Prayers going up for a woman of great faith, great strength, and an unwavering love of country. Our country is better because of former First Lady Barbara Bush ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/pewdIu2hjr— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) April 15, 2018
Barbara Bush was a graceful First Lady who has dedicated her life to improving education and promoting literacy. Our family wishes Barbara and the rest of the Bush family the best during this difficult time. https://t.co/9LzCengWRg— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) April 15, 2018
As always, Barbara Bush is a comfort to her friends & family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love & humor. Praying that she is comfortable & send love to President Bush & their family. https://t.co/Y02uohVFyD— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 15, 2018
Please keep First Lady Barbara Bush and her family in your prayers. An incredible First Lady and a great American. https://t.co/LSZjBJUYLD— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) April 15, 2018
Keeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers. I will never forget how kind she was to me on every occasion we met, and how fondly the White House staff always spoke of her.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 15, 2018
I am sending all my love and prayers to the entire Bush family today - Barbara Bush is a woman of great strength, patriotism and an iconic first lady of our times who has touched and inspired countless lives.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 15, 2018
Many prayers for Former First Lady Barbara Bush. A true inspiration and rock for the Bush family. https://t.co/sIhVYoaYwL— Rep. Pete Olson (@RepPeteOlson) April 15, 2018