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Sharon’s Condition Declines, Now Described as ‘Mortal’

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The medical condition of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has deteriorated in the past few hours, but doctors at Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv said Thursday evening.

They described his condition for the first time as “mortal.”

He has been in a coma for eight years, and his condition deteriorated sharply 10 days ago. Doctors said he might live only for a few days and that only a miracle could save him.

Sharon’s family now must decide whether to authorize procedures that could extend his life. perhaps only for hours and possibly for days if not weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Bennett Recalls Sharon’s Sins but Says Remember His Good Deeds

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Naftali Bennett, chairman  of the Jewish Home party, wrote on his Facebook page that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, barely hanging on to his life, did some awful things and then  turned around and said he should be remembered for his good deed.

“There certainly are many people, including myself, who are very angry at Sharon for the expulsion of more than 8,000 Jews from Gush Katif and over the disastrous aftershocks to Israel, events that should never be allowed to occur again. But at this time, when Arik Sharon is struggling for his life, we must remember his merits.”

Sharon’s condition continues to be critical, and doctors are speaking in terms of “days” before his body is likely to succumb to a collapse of his health.

His sons Gilad and Omri remain at his bedside, and security has been beefed up to prevent unauthorized people from getting near his room in the Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

“I am not a prophet, but the doctors and Sharon’s sons feel there has been a change for the worse,” said Prof. Ze’ev Rothstein, director of Tel HaShomer. “We thought it would be advisable to notify the media of the deterioration in his condition the last couple of days, and we regard him as being in critical condition with a decided danger to his life.”

He explained that the former Prime Minister’s weakened condition does not allow doctors to perform the same procedures that previously have been used, and that the medical staff only can support his system and try to treat complications that have set in.

Ariel Sharon near Death, Israeli Media Report

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has only four days to live, Israeli media reported quoted doctors as saying Wednesday night after his condition deteriorated following kidney failure, which can cause his entire system to fail.

The Walla! Hebrew-language news site stated that a doctor at Tel HaShomer Medical Center said, “He can be kept alive much longer, but the decision is in the hands of his family.”

Jewish law forbids disconnecting medical instruments that are keeping him alive, but family members can decide whether or not to allow procedures, such as dialysis, drugs and resuscitation, all of which could lengthen his life.

Sharon, who now is 85, has been comatose for almost exactly eight years following the second of two strokes that resulted in his position as prime minister being taken over by Ehud Olmert.

Sharon’s sons have remained optimistic over the years and have interpreted every little movement in their father’s eyes as a signal of recognition, but doctors have said only a miracle could bring him out of his coma.

Sharon was a war hero and also engineered the expulsion of all Jews and the withdrawal of all soldiers from Gaza in 2005.

Ariel Sharon’s Medical Condition Worsens

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma for eight years, is in a deteriorating medical condition and is suffering from kidney problems, doctors reported Wednesday night.

They did not state the severity of his health. He has been in a coma since a second stroke on January 4, 2006, although  the Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv officially states he is in a “low level of alertness” rather than using the term “coma.”

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