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Barbara Bush's Family Addresses Her Declining Health

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The former first lady made a big decision that will affect her future

On Sunday, April 15, the Bush family — which has produced two presidents and one presidential hopeful in the last four decades — released some very sad news. E! News reports that following a year of hospitalizations for ongoing health conditions, former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, has decided not to seek further medical treatment for her failing health.

Barbara Bush's granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, spoke to her Today colleagues on Monday, April 16 from New Jersey, where she's currently reporting on a story. “We are grateful for her," Hager said. "She’s the best grandmother that anybody could ever have. Barbara and I talked to her last night. She’s in great spirits and she’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer.”

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The post-White House spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush released a statement about the situation on Twitter, and well wishes are pouring in.

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