Bush is resting at her Houston home, surrounded by her family, after news on Sunday that she is in failing health and has declined further medical treatment.
Barbara Bush, one of the most popular members of her famous family, has chose to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life, a spokesman said on Sunday. McGrath told KHOU that Mrs. Bush had suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that led to a series of hospitalizations previous year.
She will be made as comfortable as possible and the last I heard on a local Houston station was that former President George H.W. Bush is by her side, holding her hand. Bush stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as president. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week. She has been on oxygen for some time, spokesman Jim McGrath said. "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"
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Barbara has always talked about her love for Maine. They got married in 1945 after he enlisted as a Naval pilot in WWII.
They had six children but daughter Robin died of leukemia at the age of 4.
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"She's an enforcer. She reminded me not to believe everything you read, so we're grateful for her, for everybody's prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she's in it". The candid admission only bolstered her common sense and down-to-earth public image.
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children.
Along with her memoirs, she's the author of "C. Fred's Story" and "Millie's Book", based on the lives of her dogs.
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