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Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Health Is Failing

Barbara Bush. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Barbara Bush’s health is rapidly declining,  from the office of her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush. After a series of recent hospitalizations, the 92-year-old former first lady has reportedly decided to decline additional medical treatment and will instead “focus on comfort care.” Bush, who is also the mother of former president George W. Bush and Florida governor Jeb Bush, is now resting at her home in Houston surrounded by family, and she is expressing appreciation for “the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”

CNN  that Bush has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure for much of the last year.