Barbara Bush won't seek more medical treatment after hospitalizations

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 16, 2018

Husband George H.W. Bush was at her bedside Sunday afternoon and holding her hand, according to McGrath.

CNN reported that Bush was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

One day earlier, it was confirmed that the former first lady, 92, would no longer be seeking additional medical treatment amid her failing health.

Mr McGrath did not elaborate on the nature of Bush's health problems. She had heart surgery in 2009, and was operated on for an ulcer the year before.

Lady Barbara Bush HospitalizedBarbara Bush In Failing HealthBush BarbaraBarbara Bush Dying "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving", said the brief statement from the office of former president George H.W. Bush. Abigail Adams, first lady from 1797 to 1801, was a major influence on husband John Adams, the nation's second president, but died before her son, John Quincy Adams, was elected president in 1824.

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Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs. "It will not surprise 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", McGrath said in the initial statement.

President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement on Sunday evening that "the president's and first lady's prayers are with all of the Bush family during this time". In April 2017, he was hospitalized in Houston for two weeks for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

Before being president, he served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president. Sons George and Jeb have visited her in the past week. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business.

As first lady from 1989 until the start of 1993, Bush was a popular national figure known for her sometimes blunt talk and self-deprecating wit.

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