Former First Lady Barbara Bush Begins End-Of-Life “Comfort Care” After Series Of Hospitalizations

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Begins End-Of-Life “Comfort Care” After Series Of Hospitalizations
Barbara Bush (image via Flickr/PBS NewsHour)

After a series of hospitalizations, 92-year-old Former First Lady Barbara Bush has decided to decline any further medical care and will focus instead on “comfort care” signaling an end-of-life palliative phase.

Statement by the Office of George H.W. Bush:

“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.”

“It will not 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.”

“She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”

Mrs. Bush and her husband have been married 73 years – the longest marriage in presidential history.