Social media reacts to news of Barbara Bush's 'failing health'

16 April, 2018, 12:00 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Barbara above in 1988 with her husband has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure

Mrs. Bush told NEWS CENTER she chose literacy as her cause as her husband was running for president.

Bush's office released a statement, confirming after a "recent series of hospitalizations", she has decided against seeking additional medical help and will instead focus on "comfort care".

Most recently, she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Good Friday suffering from shortness of breath. Bush's health is exacerbated because she has the heart condition as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, which affects the lungs. She had heart surgery in 2009, and was operated on for an ulcer the year before. "It is not going to shock those that know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock within the face of her failing well being, worrying not for herself - because of her abiding religion - however for others", the assertion learn.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump's prayers "are with all of the Bush Family during this time". Barbara Bush joined Abigail Adams as the only woman in USA history to be the wife and mother of presidents.

Husband George H.W. Bush is at her bedside and holding her hand, McGrath said. They are the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white. Bush stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as the 43rd president.




Bush further ensured family support to Lady Barbara and expressed his gratitude towards those offering prayers for her. Their marriage is the longest of any first couple in USA history. Bush later said she meant "witch" and apologized; Ferraro accepted the apology.

Our media partners at WMTW spoke to store employees in downtown Kennebunkport who say they have sweet memories of her, buying candy for the secret service, and walking her dogs on the beach and that they are sad to hear the news about her health.

"She is more than a matriarch", Card said by telephone Sunday. The candid admission only bolstered her common sense and down-to-earth public image.

Mr and Mrs Bush have been married for 73 years and are grandparents and great-grandparents. The Bushes moved to Texas in the mid-1940s.

The foundation has awarded more than $40 million to 1,500 literacy programs nationwide.

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