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Monday, 16 April 2018

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush in “Failing Health” Opts Out of Treatment

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According to a statement from the office of her husband, George H W Bush (41st US President), Barbara Bush, wife and mother to two US Presidents, opted out of curative treatment, citing failing health issues; she’ll only seek palliative care. In a statement from the office of her husband, the former first lady will now “focus on comfort care”, leading to speculation regarding her legacy at the end of her life. A source at her husband’s office stated, according to People.com:

Following a recent series of hospitalisations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs Bush, now aged 92, decided not to seek additional medical treatment. She’ll instead focus on comfort care. It won’t surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself… thanks to her abiding faith… but for others. A family she adores surrounds her, and she appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she’s receiving.

Notorious for her fiercely-held loyalty to her wide-ranging family, as well as to the Republican Party that supported her dynasty, many feared the former first lady but all respected her. Only two years ago, on her 90th birthday, she let everybody know that, unlike her husband, she wouldn’t celebrate the event by leaping out of an aeroplane and skydiving. People.com reported:

I’m too smart to jump out of a perfectly good plane. I’m not an idiot.

Her husband, now 93, recently received a diagnosis of vascular Parkinsonism; he was in hospital many times in 2017 fighting bronchitis and pneumonia.

15 April 2018

Sputnik International



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