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Former First Lady Barbara Bush in 'good spirits' despite failing health

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HOUSTON - There's been little movement outside of the Bush family's neighborhood here in Houston.

This is where a family spokesperson says former First Lady Barbara Bush is focusing on "comfort care" instead of getting additional medical treatment.

Holding a sign that says "Prayers for the Bush family" Houston native Clarissa Lockett shows her support outside the Bush family's neighborhood.

"I love the Bush's," Lockett said. "He was the first president that I was old enough to vote for."

Lockett said she felt a slew of emotions after learning Barbara Bush is in "failing health."

"I was crying when I saw the news yesterday," Lockett said. "I was starting to cry already. I thought it was going to be him first, not her."

The 92-year-old Barbara Bush has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. She was admitted to a Houston hospital on Good Friday after suffering from shortness of breath.

The former First Lady was doing better but started to get worse in the past couple of days according to CNN.

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are showing their support.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted, "Karen and I are praying for Barbara Bush and the the entire Bush family tonight."

Nancy Pelosi tweeted, "Barbara Bush is a comfort to her friends and family teaching us all how to live full of faith, love and humor. Praying that she is comfortable and send love to President Bush and their family."

Barbara Bush is the wife of 41st President George HW Bush and mother of 43rd President George Bush. She and her husband of 73 years missed President Trump's inauguration last year because they were both battling illnesses in the hospital.

A family spokesperson said Barbara Bush is "surrounded by a family she adores." Her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager said she spoke with her grandmother Sunday and said she's in great spirits.

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