Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Barbara Bush's Failing Health; Says She Won't Seek Further Treatment

Jenna Bush Hager Tearfully Opens Up About Barbara Bush's Health: 'She's a Fighter' Former First Lady Barbara Rush 'in good spirits' despite failing health
Melinda Barton | 17 April, 2018, 00:04

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations, a spokesman for the Bush family said Sunday. "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving", the statement read. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.

Barbara Bush has touched a lot of lives through her charitable works over the years and inspired others. Husband George H.W. Bush was at her bedside Sunday afternoon and holding her hand, according to McGrath. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent. Her pearls sparked a national fashion trend when she wore them to her husband's inauguration in 1989.

Barbara Bush is in 'failing health'.

Most recently, she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Good Friday suffering from shortness of breath. In her adopted home of Houston, she is known for her love of the city and her generous, gracious service to those living here. The candid admission only bolstered her common sense and down-to-earth public image. He was hospitalized months earlier, also for pneumonia.

People are generally aware that Bush Sr. suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that has him in a wheelchair; however, most were not aware of the former first lady's health problems, which started about two years ago.

Before being president, he served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.

"Also, George Bush has given me the world", she continued.

The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation will hold their 24th annual Celebration of Reading on Thursday, April 19 at the Hobby Center.

She also authored C. Fred's Story and Millie's Book, two anecdotes that are based on the life of her dogs. Mrs.

In an article published in the Smith College's alumnae magazine, Mrs. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business. The foundation partners with local programs and has awarded more than $40 million to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.