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Barbara Bush, in "failing health," to forgo medical treatment

Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush hold hands and talk.
Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush hold hands and talk. Photo: Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Barbara Bush, 92, the wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, will not seek additional medical treatment after a recent series of hospitalizations, choosing instead to focus on comfort care, according to a statement from her husband's office.

The full statement:

"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."