Barbara has long struggled against chronic lung disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF), as reported by Reuters on Monday (16/4/2018).
|Former First Lady Barbara Bush|
The former 41st US President George HW Bush's office confirmed Barbara refused to get additional medical treatment options from the hospital.
"Those who know Barbara Bush will not be surprised to see how hard she is to face her illness, thanks to her faith, Barbara worries more than anyone else," she said.
"He is surrounded by the family he loves, and appreciates all the prayers he receives," he added.
A number of US politicians also delivered their prayers on Twitter.
US Vice President, Mike Pence:
"Me and Karen (his wife) are praying for Barbara Bush and family tonight."
Secretary of the White House, Sarah Sanders:
"Prayers of the President and First Lady accompany the entire Bush family all along."
Speaker of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi:
"As always, Barbara Bush gives peace to her friends and family and teaches us all the way of life full of faith, love and humor, I pray that my comfort and love are always present for President Bush and their families."
US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley:
"Pray for a woman with great confidence, great strength, and unshakable love for this country (USA)."
US Democratic Representative for New York, Sean Patrick Maloney:
"Barbara Bush is a gracious First Lady who dedicated her life to improving education and promoting literacy Our family expects Barbara and the Bush family to be the best."
Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich:
"Barbara Bush is a blessed, humble, and loving woman and she and her family are in our prayers."
Barbara Bush is the wife of 41st United States President, George HW Bush, who served from 1989 to 1993.
Both married in 1945 and had 6 children, including 43rd US President George W Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
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