Barbara Bush's Health is Failing, Will Not Seek Additional Medical Care

Barbara Bush's Health is Failing, Will Not Seek Additional Medical Care

Barbara Bush's Health is Failing, Will Not Seek Additional Medical Care

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday.

The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital.

Longtime Republican political consultant Rick Wilson described Bush as "an icon" whose "fierce love for her family transcended politics".

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been battling health issues, but will no longer seek medical treatment. The former President wrote in his book, "All the Best, George Bush:" "We are two people but we are one".

Chelsea Clinton, whose father Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in the 1992 presidential election, tweeted that she was "k$3 eeping Barbara Bush and her family in my heart and prayers". The other first lady was Abigail Adams. And of her president son, she once said, "I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time". She had been treated in the past for the thyroid ailment known as Graves' disease.

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

"One out of six Americans, literally, can not read above the fifth grade level - that's bad!", said Barbara when she made literacy her focal point while serving as First Lady of the United States.

She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world". The Bushes, who have been married for 73 years, also have 4 other children. She was also the 33rd Second Lady of the United States during her husband's term as vice president.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born in Rye, New York. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.

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