WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, during Inauguration ceremonies on the west front of the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by lde) 2005

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush (Photo credit: MCT/Sipa USA Today)

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Now Only Receiving Comfort Care

April 16, 2018 - 3:14 pm

(KCBS RADIO) - Former first lady Barbara Bush's family says she is now receiving only "comfort care" for her failing health. Mrs. Bush, who is 92, is suffering from congestive heart failure.

A family spokesman says the wife of the 41st president, and mother of the 43rd, has decided to *stop* seeking medical treatment to prolong her life.

For more on "comfort care" and the options people have KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer spoke with Dr. Catherine Forest, family medicine physician at Stanford Health Care and end-of-life care expert.