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Barbara Bush’s health is failing

Barbara Bush’s health is failing

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and has decided not to seek “additional medical treatment,” a spokesman for the family said in a statement Sunday.

“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 statement from spokesman Jim McGrath said.

Bush, who has been married to former President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, has been fighting congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease over the past year, CNN reported, citing a source close to the family.

“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 said. “She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”

She is the mother of former President George W. Bush.

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