Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health, Has Decided Not to Go Back to Hospital

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. She was doing better and had been released earlier this past week, but started to get worse in the past couple of days. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week. (Credit: David J. Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. 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. Former first lady Barbara Bush looks on before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Bush and former Gov. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, and congestive heart failure. suffers from a form of Parkinson’s disease that has him in a wheelchair; however, most were not aware of the former first lady’s health problems, which started about two years ago. People are generally aware that Bush Sr. Bush is with her, as are daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil. She has been on oxygen for some time. Her other sons, former President George W. Phillip – Pool/Getty Images)
Bush’s office released a statement, confirming after a “recent series of hospitalizations,” she has decided against seeking additional medical help 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. Her husband, former President George H. W. The former President wrote in his book, “All the Best, George Bush:” “We are two people but we are one.”
Bush is the only living wife of one former president who’s also the mother of another former president. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving,” the statement continued. Most recently, she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Good Friday suffering from shortness of breath. The Bushes have been married for 73 years.