Sharon’s condition is still serious
Hadassah Hospital Director Shlomo Mor Yosef on Friday afternoon told reporters that a CT scan indicated a significant improvement in the condition of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s brain following the surgical procedure he underwent earlier in the day. However, Sharon’s condition is still listed as serious, he said.
Earlier, Sharon was rushed to the operating room at Hadassah University Hospital on to undergo emergency surgery to relieve intercranial pressure discovered during a CT scan.
During the morning hours, it was reported there was no change overnight in the condition of Sharon, who is fighting for his life on a respirator after suffering a major stroke, the director of "Hadassah" University Hospital, said early Friday. "The night passed without change," Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef told reporters Friday morning. "All the parameters that we are measuring... are stable," he added, according to Haaretz.
Sharon remained in stable condition and his inter-cranial pressure was steady, his doctors conveyed Friday. "This is again a positive sign," said Mor-Yosef.
However, unofficially Sharon's doctors acknowledged Thursday night that he has probably suffered irreversible brain damage. According to experts, this damage could range from impaired physical and mental functioning to spending the rest of his life in a permanent vegetative state - if he survives at all.
"The chances of him waking up anytime soon are close to zero," one senior neurosurgeon told the Tel Aviv-based Haaretz newspaper. In any case, doctors will try Sunday to revive Sharon from his induced coma to determine the effects of the hemorrhage for the first time since it happened on Wednesday night.