Barbara Bush, the United States former first lady, has declined further medical treatment for her "failing health" and the 92-year-old will spend her time in "comfort care", a family spokesman has said.
Barbara Bush, one of the most popular members of her famous family, has made a decision to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life, a spokesman said on Sunday.
Earlier a year ago, they both spent time in separate rooms in the same Houston hospital, both being treated for breathing problems. McGrath told KHOU that Mrs.
Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health. Bush's health. However, he explained that the family has chose to focus on comfort care.
McGrath said she has been treated for decades for Graves disease, which is a thyroid condition.
Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release Sunday that "Mrs".
She has dedicated her life post-White House life to the cause of literacy, and she and her husband have raised more than a billion dollars for charity since they left office. She was readmitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on March 30 due to shortness of breath. She is only the second first lady in American history whose son also ascended to the nation's highest office, the other being Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.
"When I was a kid, she would read to me and my siblings", Bush said. Bush donated the proceeds of the books to her charity, which is aimed to improve the lives of American families through literacy.
"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", he said.
An emotional Neil Bush reflected on his mother's life and legacy Monday in an interview with Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan.
Their son, George W Bush, was elected president in 2000 and served two terms as the nations 43rd president. The foundation partners with local programs and has awarded more than $40 million to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.
Her brown hair began to gray in the 1950s, while her three-year-old daughter Pauline, known to her family as Robin, underwent treatment for leukemia and eventually died in October 1953.