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Mainers saddened by news of Barbara Bush's declining health

Mainers saddened by news of Barbara Bush's declining health

"The President's and First Lady's prayers are with all of the Bush Family during this time".

The statement did not indicate the nature of Bush's illness but said that she had had a series of recent hospitalisations.

Bush family spokesperson Jim Mc Grath took to his Twitter account to quote a statement issued by the office of Former United States President George W Bush, to inform that Barbara (92 years), following the recent series of hospitalization, has now chose to seek comfort care instead of being hospitalised.

The Bush family has not said what treatment Barbara has been receiving.

CNN reported that Bush was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure.

Mrs Bush married George H W Bush in 1945. Bush reacted to the news on social media. McGrath confirmed rumors about Barbara Bush's poor health and her wishes to remain at home among family as she rests. "Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so numerous other problems facing our society", she wrote in her 1994 memoir.

The former first lady is said to have had 'a recent series of hospitalisations'
Image The former first lady is said to have had 'a recent series of hospitalisations'

Her 93-year-old husband, the nation's 41st president who served from 1989 to 1993, also has had health issues in recent years.

The statement provided no details on her condition, but Mrs Bush had been hospitalized for bronchitis treatment in January 2017.

"She's a bubbly gal with white hair flashy eyes who loves her family and her husband and her grandkids". Asked in 2010 about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin - who sought the vice presidency in 2008 - Mrs.

As first lady, she pushed family literacy, and established a foundation for the cause.

The couple left the White House after Republican president Mr Bush lost the 1992 election to Democrat Bill Clinton.

Over the years in ME, it became a familiar sight: Barbara Bush visiting hospitals in ME, often reading to children.

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