The office of her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, said Sunday the 92-year-old former first lady made the decision following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors. A statement released stated that Mrs.
Former first lady Barbara Bush, the wife and mother of two presidents, has made a decision to end medical treatment for a life-threatening illness.
The statement did not specify what she has been treated for recently, but CNN reported she suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. Jim McGrath, who issued a statement, said that she is surrounded by a familyand appreciates the messages and prayers she's been receiving from people.
Barbara Bush has been married to her husband for 73 years. She was also the 33rd Second Lady of the United States during her husband's term as vice president.
Bush, the wife of one USA president and the mother of another US president, has struggled with health issues due to COPD for several months.
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She was hospitalized in Houston on January 18, 2017, for bronchitis.
Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world". He also served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president. She married at age 19 while George Bush was a young naval aviator.
"I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe", she told the magazine.