Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925; Barbara Pierce) is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as the 37th First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Bush suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), and Grave’s disease. On April 15, 2018, Jim McGrath, a spokesperson for the Bush family, released a statement regarding the former First Lady’s current health status. McGrath stated Bush is in “failing health” and has chosen to be at home with family rather than seek further treatment. Bush was hospitalized with her husband in 2017. According to McGrath, Bush’s decision came as a result of “a series of recent hospitalizations”.