Bar­bara Bush ‘very ill’

Kuwait Times - - International -

WASH­ING­TON: For­mer US first lady Bar­bara Bush is in “fail­ing health” af­ter a se­ries of hos­pi­tal­iza­tions and “has de­cided not to seek ad­di­tional med­i­cal treat­ment,” her hus­band’s of­fice said in a state­ment Sun­day. It said that Mrs Bush, af­ter con­sult­ing with rel­a­tives and doc­tors, had de­cided to “fo­cus on com­fort care” at the fam­ily home in Hous­ton. “She is sur­rounded by a fam­ily she adores, and ap­pre­ci­ates the many kind mes­sages and es­pe­cially the prayers she is re­ceiv­ing,” said the brief state­ment from the of­fice of for­mer pres­i­dent Ge­orge HW Bush. The state­ment pro­vided no de­tails on her con­di­tion, but Mrs Bush had been hos­pi­tal­ized for bron­chi­tis treat­ment in Jan­uary 2017. —AFP

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