It appears as though things have taken a turn for the worst for Barbara Bush, the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
Barbara, 92, will now be seeking “comfort care” after turning down additional medical treatment for her failing health, according to a statement released just hours ago by the Bush family out to the media and the public.
JUST IN: Barbara Bush will not seek additional medical treatment and will focus on comfort care for failing health, according to statement from the office of George H.W. Bush. pic.twitter.com/sHj9ixTaud
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 15, 2018
Bush has reportedly been battling COPD and congestive heart failure.
Twitter users from around the globe weighed in on the news on Sunday afternoon (below):
I am sending all my love and prayers to the entire Bush family today – Barbara Bush is a woman of great strength, patriotism and an iconic first lady of our times who has touched and inspired countless lives.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 15, 2018
Heartfelt thanks to Barbara Bush for everything she has done for our country. Wishing her a loving time with her family and the dignity of her remarkable life as she enters palliative care.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 15, 2018
As always, Barbara Bush is a comfort to her friends & family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love & humor. Praying that she is comfortable & send love to President Bush & their family. https://t.co/Y02uohVFyD
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 15, 2018
As a Democrat, a former Obama Appointee, and American, this breaks my heart. First Lady Barbara Bush is the definition of class. I hope she feels all the love she deserves in these tender moments with her family. America loves you, Madame First Lady. 😞
— Ryan Robison (@ryrobison) April 15, 2018
First Lady Barbara Bush has touched lives around the world with her faith, grace, and humor. Sending my thoughts to the entire Bush family.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) April 15, 2018
Sending prayers out for First Lady Barbara Bush – she’s a true patriot with strong faith and love for our beautiful nation. God bless you! ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/A82EnRMWEz
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with this amazing woman and her family during what must be a very difficult, unfortunate time.
[Image via Carrie Devorah/WENN.]