Former First Lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Barbara Pierce Bush is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Birthday 6/8 1925, Photo Date: January 8, 1989 Photo: David Valdez via MGN.
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HOUSTON, Texas (NBC) -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in failing health.

That's according to a statement released by former President George H.W. Bush's spokesman.

The statement says the 92-year-old has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."

It wasn't immediately clear what Mrs. Bush had been hospitalized for.

The statement goes on to say Bush is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages she is receiving.

BELOW IS THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH:
"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."



 
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