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Former First Lady Barbara Bush at home, focusing on 'comfort care'

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is at the place she's called home for decades, with her family. (WGME)

HOUSTON (WGME) -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush is at the place she's called home for decades, with her family.

It's just how she wants it, now that she has decided to stop medical treatment and instead focus on "comfort care."

Mrs. Bush has been in and out of the hospital the last few months, and a spokesperson for the family now says she is in "failing health."

We’ve known for some time that former President Bush suffers from some form of Parkinson's disease, but not as many people knew about Barbara Bush's struggle with COPD, a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe.

She's been seen wearing oxygen in public recently.

According to the spokesperson, she is also suffering from congestive heart failure.

While this sounds dire, and make no mistake, she is now accepting this is the end of her life, we heard from her granddaughter Monday. Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of President George W. Bush.

She says despite this difficult time, Barbara is in good spirits, and says her grandmother is a fighter.

We all know she's been a fighter for literacy, children's health and much, much more in Maine.

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