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

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

CNN reported Sunday that the 92-year-old is in failing health and is being cared for in her Houston home and is with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush.

It said that Mrs Bush, after consulting with relatives and doctors, had made a decision to "focus on comfort care" at the family home in Houston.

Having battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure for some time, the former first lady chose to focus on comfort care instead of seeking medical care for her ailments. She has suffered in recent years from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he said Monday.

Jenna Bush Hager, an anchor on NBC's Today show, told the programme that Mrs Bush is resting comfortably with family.

In recent years, Bush has been seen using a walker and an oxygen tank.

In the twins' 2017 memoir, Sisters First, Bush Hager recounted how their grandmother had taken them on their first trip to Italy when they turned 16.

United States television channel CBS have wrongly published an obituary for former First Lady Barbara Bush, as reported. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, the nation's second president, and mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president.

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President Donald Trump's and his wife has also conveyed their wishes to Barbara Bush for her good health.

McGrath said Bush was concerned more for her family than herself.

"She is more than a matriarch", Card said by telephone on Sunday. He also served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush listen as the president accepts the party nomination at the Republican National Convention in NY. Her father, Marvin Pierce, was president of the McCall Corporation, which published the magazines Redbook and Popular Mechanics (both are now Hearst publications).

In 1980, given her husband's conservative position, her support of the Equal Rights Amendment and her pro-abortion position turned heads.

They moved to Texas, where Bush built an oil business and eventually ran for office.