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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 15, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.

File-This Feb. 19, 2016, file photo shows former first lady Barbara Bush listening to her son, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speak during a campaign stop at Wade's Restaurant, in Spartanburg, S.C. The former First Lady is making sure to keep her alma mater up to date on what’s going on in her world. The Boston Globe reports that Bush wrote a dispatch for Smith College’s alumnae magazine this month. She says: “I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago.” Bush dropped out of Smith College in 1944 and married George H.W. shortly after. The school awarded her an honorary degree in 1989. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment.

Jim McGrath issued a news release Sunday saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old former first lady has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.

He did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush's health problems.

McGrath says Bush is surrounded by "a family she adores" and appreciates the many kind messages and prayers she's been receiving.

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RBear says... April 15, 2018 at 1:29 p.m.

So sad to hear this. I always admired Barbara Bush and her elegant nature. She is a true Texan and such a supportive spouse to H.W. Bush. Thoughts and prayers for her and the family during this time. May God give her and them comfort and peace.

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sunnyshine7011 says... April 15, 2018 at 9:36 p.m.

Bless Barbara Bush and her family.

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