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Bush has chose to stop seeking additional medical attention and instead will seek comfort care at home.

From CNN Special Correspondent Jamie GangelNinety two year old former First Lady Barbara Bush is in failing health according to a source close to the Bush family.

Husband George, the nation's 41st president, is now 93 years old and struggling with a Parkinson's-like disease that forces him to use a wheelchair and makes it hard for him to speak.

The brief statement did not indicate the nature of Bush's illness but said that she had had a series of recent hospitalizations, noted Reuters. Bush as she is surrounded by family.

George H.W. Bush has been in declining health over the last few years. Her husband, George H.W. Bush, was the nation's 41st president, while her son George W. Bush, one of the couple's six children, was the 43rd president.

In 2017, George W. Bush gave an update on both of his parents' health conditions.

ET obtained a statement from the Bush family on Sunday, which was later also posted on Twitter, after she had been hospitalized several times in recent months.

The 92-year-old wife of President George H. W. Bush is now being care for at her Houston Texas home. They couple are
The 92-year-old wife of President George H. W. Bush is now being care for at her Houston Texas home. They couple are

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.

"Barbara Bush has a character that is as big, inspiring and iconic as Texas", the state's governor, Greg Abbott, said in a statement.

As first lady, from 1989 to 1993, she embraced the cause of universal literacy, and founded a foundation for family literacy.

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush and host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing", tweeted: "Barbara Bush has taught us all so much". "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"

Early previous year, they both spent time in separate rooms in the same Houston hospital, both being treated for breathing problems.

She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world". She later said that dyed hair didn't look good on her and credited the color to the public's perception of her as "everybody's grandmother".


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