Barbara Bush won't seek more medical treatment after hospitalizations

Elias Hubbard
April 16, 2018

"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. They are the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs.

In a statement, the spokesman said Bush, 92, would instead focus on "comfort care" after consulting with doctors and family members.

She has always been considered the rock at the center of one of America's most prominent political families, as the wife of a president, the mother of another, George W. Bush, and the mother also of a former Florida governor and one-time presidential aspirant, Jeb Bush. She's the best grandmother that anybody could ever have. Her son George said that a "crowning achievement" of his father, who was fond of coming up with nicknames for friends and family, was anointing Barbara, "The Silver Fox". The candid admission only bolstered her common sense and down-to-earth public image.

She made headlines in the past 24 hours that she was in failing health and would not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations. In April 2017, he was hospitalized in Houston for two weeks for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. He has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.

Barbara Bush kept her sarcasm under wraps in public, though one noted slip came in 1984 when her husband was running for re-election as vice president with President Ronald Reagan. No, not yet. A premature article announcing her death was published by a site that regularily posts fake news and articles that are not true. Barbara, wife of former President George H.W. Bush, served as first lady during his presidency from 1989 to 1993. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business. Bush was visiting the Y to tour their literacy program facilities in conjunction with a grant from the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.

Barbara Bush has touched a lot of lives through her charitable works over the years and inspired others. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.

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