Update: Barbara Bush Has Passed Away.
UPDATE: Barbara Bush passed away with her family by her side on April 17th. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Mrs. Barbara Bush, a woman of class and grace.
Previously posted story:
Barbara Bush has made the decision to stop aggressive treatment for lung and heart disease, and her doctors say that decision is “valiant.”
“Her condition has worsened over the past year, leading to a recent series of hospitalizations. Now she is facing death with fortitude, courage and realism. She should inspire everyone in the medical arena, doctors and patients alike,” Dr. Marc Siegel, a clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health, writes in Tuesday’s Wall St. Journal.
Barbara is instead focusing on comfort care at her Houston home. “She has looked soberly at her life and made her decision. A willingness to face more bright lights and blipping monitors in the emergency room and the intensive-care unit can seem like courage,” Siegel writes.
He added, “But it often comes from fear of dying or the urging of a family member or doctor who doesn’t want to let go. It has taken me many years to accept that Mrs. Bush and those like her are the most courageous. I suspect millions of others would agree.”