Transcript for Barbara Bush surrounded by family amid failing health
We have the latest now on Barbara Bush the former First Lady at home with family this morning suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic respiratory illness. ABC's Dan Harris joins us near her home there in Houston good morning Dan. Rob in the morning to you were coming to you from downtown Houston in front of a statue of the former president George H. W. Bush a few miles from here. It's at a gated community the bush family home where. This morning former First Lady Barbara Bush is surrounded by her family including of course are 93 year old husband and her five children. Among whom there is of course another former president George W. Bush. And a one time presidential hopeful Jeb Bush who ran in 2000. As sixteen Barbara Bush is 92 years old she'd been married to George Bush for 73 years that's the longest marriage in American presidential history she's become. One of the most popular members of this American political dynasty in part because of her. Candor and forthrightness. And in her failing health with their heart and lung problems she has decided to go public with a very personal decision which is she's no longer. Pursuing the medical coverage. Medical treatment for her underlying conditions rather pursuing with called comfort care. To treat her sentence to make her comfortable in whatever time remains. And we do hope that she is. As comfortable as she can be in the situation and any idea how her her spirits we hear that she's. You're still always trying to lift everyone else around her. An entire family says she's in good spirits that she still feisty they collar the enforcer. Our family spokesman has put out a statement calling her a rock saying she's more concerned. But other people's well being instead of her own and I found a great. Quote from her from a few years back Bratton where she said to a reporter and I'm quoting here I'm not afraid of death. I've done it all. Flu all right Dan thank you very much and again we we continue to think of the entire. Bush family and look them up in our prayers.
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