Barbara Bush in ‘great spirits’ despite failing health
Jenna Bush Hager on Monday described her grandmother, Barbara Bush, as a “fighter” and said she is in “great spirits” a day after the family said she was in failing health and declined further medical treatment.
“Barbara and I talked to her last night. She’s in great spirits, and she’s a fighter,” Bush Hager said through tears on NBC’s “Today.” “She’s an enforcer. She reminded me not to believe everything you read, so we’re grateful for her, for everybody’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she’s in it.”
She and her sister, Barbara, are the daughters of former President George W. Bush.
A family spokesman on Sunday said the 92-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush would be seeking “comfort care” and is among family.
”She’s with my grandpa, the man she’s loved for over 73 years. They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they’re together and that he still says, ‘I love you, Barbie’ every night is pretty remarkable,” Bush Hager said.
The statement didn’t elaborate on the former first lady’s health problems, but she has been suffering from congestive heart failure, according to reports.