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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sharon's Condition Dire

I am so upset about this. The feeling that hit me today after the news reports of Ariel Sharon's massive cerebral hemorrhage was a replay of what I felt last week. I got queasy then after I heard initial reports that had Sharon unconscious after what seemed to be serious but turned out to be a minor stroke. Unfortunately, the bullet that he dodged last week seems to have ricocheted back to strike him. And it turns out that the first episode was just a dry run. Hard to believe that he was only a few hours away from being admitted to the hospital to be prepped for what might have been a lifesaving procedure. Timing is everything, I guess. Meanwhile, his aides are "waiting for a miracle". I am praying for one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Meanwhile, his aides are "waiting for a >miracle". I am praying for one.

Ariel ben Devorah.

1:45 AM  
Blogger MUST Gum Addict said...

Ariel ben Verah actually...

10:00 AM  
Blogger YMedad said...

And what are to make about this comment in the NYT: The decision to treat the hole in Mr. Sharon's heart - with all the attendant risks of blood thinners - surprised many neurologists, because recent studies have concluded that such holes are not likely to cause strokes in the elderly.

"We've been scratching out heads about the care, since we would not recommend closure," of the hole Dr. Fink said, noting that, at 77, Mr. Sharon presumably had many other risks for stroke.

It is not known whether Mr. Sharon had high blood pressure or which blood thinner, heparin or warfarin, he was taking. But bleeding in the brain in a patient on blood thinners has a terrible prognosis, Dr. Fink said. "The blood expands so rapidly there's little that can be done."

2:08 PM  

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