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The Final Stage! Former US First Lady, Barbara Bush Passes, Aged 92

Date April 18, 2018 15:05

Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92. 

She was in 'failing health' according to a recent statement released by the Bush office. It was revealed that the 92-year-old wife of George H.W. Bush will no longer be seeking medical treatment.

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Jim McGrath, the spokesman of the family shared a Twitter screenshot of the statement which read:

Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.

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Mrs. Barbara, mother of former President George W. Bush Jr. has been admitted to the hospital a few times this past year. CNN reported that the elderly woman has been dealing with a condition known as  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

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Since the heartbreaking news was released, many people have been sending get-well wishes to the Bush family as they go through this trying time.

 

A source revealed to CNN that Barbara died at her home in Houston. She has been reliant on oxygen for some time and it was her decision to stop receiving treatment.

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CNN also reported that during this time, her husband George, children Doro, Marvin and Neil, was with her. Her other sons, George Jr. and Jeb have also been visiting.

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Her most recent admission to the hospital was to Houston Methodist Hospital a couple of weeks ago for shortness of breath. She was released after getting a little better, however, things have been really bad in the last few days.

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In 2017, her husband, George Sr was admitted for pneumonia but it seems like he has been doing well. It is known that he suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease which has put him in a wheelchair. The couple has been married for 73 years.

Barbara Bush always was an example of class and intelligence. Our prayers are with her family. 

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Source: CNN