gettyimages 142074599 e1523818503253 Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Wont Seek Additional Medical Treatment

Former first lady Barbara Bush (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and won’t seek additional medical treatment, according to a family spokesperson. This is following a recent series of hospitalizations.

Family spokesperson Jim McGrath said Mrs. Bush, 92, will focus on “comfort care” as she decided not to seek additional treatment.

“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,” said McGrath.

Mrs. Bush is surrounded by her family and appreciates the messages and prayers she has been receiving.

In January 2017, both she and her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, were hospitalized with separate illnesses.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement: “Barbara Bush has a character that is as big, inspiring and iconic as Texas. Cecilia and I ask all Texans to join us in praying for Barbara and the entire Bush family during this time.”


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