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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

AP  |  Houston 

Former is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a family said today.

"Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," said in a release.

McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush's health problems. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition.

"It will not surprise those who know her thatBarbara has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself thanks to her abiding faith but for others," McGrath said. "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving."

Bush is one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a

The other was Abigail Adams, wife of and mother of

She married in 1945. They had six children and have been married longer than any presidential couple in American history.

Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs. Bush stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 00:35 IST
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