Ailing former first lady Barbara Bush halts treatment, is seeking 'comfort care'


Lawmakers from throughout the political spectrum led tributes to former first girl Barbara Bush Sunday after a spokesman introduced the 92-year-old was in "failing well being".

According to a live report by CNN's Ann Cabrera, Bush's family is honoring her request to "remain home" instead of undergoing further medical interventions in a hospital setting for COPD and heart failure.

"It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of failing health, worrying not for herself ― thanks to her abiding faith ― but for others".

Former first lady Barbara Bush, who was reported in "failing health" over the weekend, is in "great spirits" and the family is grateful for "everybody's prayers and thoughts", her granddaughter said Monday.

Chelsea Clinton, whose father Invoice Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush within the 1992 presidential election, tweeted that she was "k$3 eeping Barbara Bush and her household in my coronary heart and prayers". Bush reacted to the news on social media.

Barbara Bush has been married to her husband for 73 years.

Public figures across the USA political spectrum have offered words of support to Mrs Bush and her family.

"Barbara Bush was a graceful First Lady who has dedicated her life to improving education and promoting literacy".

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants. I have the fondest memories of reading to my children when they were young - the smallest on my lap, a couple of others nestled on my knee...

Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs.

With hair that had turned white prematurely, Bush was known by family members as the "Silver Fox".

The Bushes have continued to summer at Walker's Point in recent years, keeping up their friendships in the area and donating their time and resources to local causes.

Mr Bush was in office from 1989 until 1993.

Mrs Bush met her husband when she was 16 and they got married in January 1945 while he was on leave from the Second World War in which he served as a bomber pilot.