The Bush family announced on Sunday that former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment following a string of recent hospitalizations. This could mean that the end is sadly near.
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
“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,” the office of George H.W. Bush said in a statement.
“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,” the statement continued. “She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”
Prayers quickly poured in from around the nation.
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
“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,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley tweeted.
Megan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) added, “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.”
Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Chelsea Clinton had nothing but kind words for the former Republican first lady.
“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,” she tweeted.
Clinton said she “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.”
Prayers for Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family.
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