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Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek further treatment

IANS  |  Washington 

Barbara Bush, the 92-year-old former of the US, is in failing health and will not seek further medical care beyond "comfort care" at home, a said.

The wife of former has been suffering from a that has affected her cardiac capacity.

After several recent hospitalizations, the former has decided to focus on "comfort care" instead of additional treatment, the family's statement said on Sunday.

"It will not surprise those who know her that has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself - thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others," according to the statement cited by the US media.

"She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving," it said.

is being cared for at her home in and her husband, daughter along with sons and are with her. Her other sons, former and former Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.

US did not send wishes to the ailing former first lady, but and his wife said "they were praying for and the entire Bush family".

Barbara Bush is the only woman to have seen both her husband and son sworn in as US President. She is not, however, the only woman to have been both wife and mother of Presidents.

was married to the second US President, John Adams, and was the mother of the sixth,



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:50 IST