C'est le commentaire que l'on peut entendre sur la radio publique israélienne depuis ce matin.
Ariel Sharon ne reçoit en effet plus d'anesthésique. "La situation est inquiétante, très inquiétante, et même effrayante. Dans la mesure où Ariel Sharon ne reçoit plus d'anesthésiques, l'heure de vérité approche".
"S'il n'y a pas jusque là de signe d'amélioration, il faudrait un miracle pour que Sharon se réveille de son coma profond et puisse vivre de façon à peu près normale".
La radio conclu : "D'après les analyses effectuées par les médecins, plus le temps passe, s'il reste inconscient, s'il n'y a aucun signe révélateur d'un réveil, s'il n'ouvre pas les yeux et s'il n'est pas en mesure de reconnaître quoique ce soit, les chances d'un homme de l'âge de Sharon de revenir à lui et de vivre à nouveau normalement sont très faibles".
Un peu plus tôt ce matin, les médecins de l'hôpital Hadassah ont déclaré - selon la formule consacrée - que l'état de santé du premier ministre était "critique, mais stable".
Extraits du Haaretz d'aujourd'hui:
Sharon shows no signs of regaining consciousness
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was not showing any signs Friday that he was regaining consciousness, although doctors have been trying to get him out of his induced coma since Monday. They have been gradually lessening the dosage of the sedatives he has been receiving in the wake of the massive stroke and cerebral hemorrhage he underwent last week.
Doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, said Friday morning that his condition was unchanged: serious and stable. He continues to be hooked up to a respirator, while also breathing on his own, and his life continues to be in danger.
Meanwhile, a prominent Harvard neurologist on Thursday joined the chorus that has been questioning Sharon's treatment ever since Haaretz reported that Sharon suffered from Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA), a disease affecting the blood vessels of the brain.
Dr. Steven Greenberg, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, said that CAA constitutes a "central risk factor" for the development of a cerebral hemorrhage. He also said that blood thinning medicines of the kind that Sharon received could cause a small hemorrhage to turn into a large one and a catastrophic stroke.
Greenberg said that his comments are based on the very partial information released by Sharon's doctors. He added that he could not discuss Sharon's case specifically.
Brain scan shows blood has been absorbed
Sharon's brain scan Thursday evening showed positive results, indicating that the remnants of the blood in his brain from last week's massive stroke have been absorbed, hospital officials said.
In response the the brain scan results, doctors removed a tube that they had inserted into Sharon's skull to relieve pressure on his brain, a statement from Hadassah Hospital said.
Sharon's doctors also said that his heart activity was regular. Sources familiar with the treatment added that Sharon had suffered a disorder in his heartbeat rate, but it was treated immediately and did not cause a dramatic change in his condition.
Source : Haaretz
Extraits du Yedioth Arhonoth :
PM still asleep; relatives worried
Sharon’s condition continues to be in serious but stable Friday morning, and despite the fact that the amount of sedative drugs given to the prime minister has been reduced to almost zero, he has yet to awaken from the medically-induced coma; PM’s relatives, friends, associates and doctors remain concerned despite Thursday’s improvement in his condition : Shani Mizrahi
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition continues to be serious but stable Friday morning, and despite the fact that the amount of sedative drugs given to the prime minister has been reduced to almost zero, he has yet to awaken from the medically-induced coma he was put in following the massive stroke he suffered and the ensuing operations on his brain.
Hadassah Ein Kerem sources have expressed general concern over Sharon’s state, but remain unfazed by the fact that he has yet to open his eyes.
“Some patients wake up after a week, and some wake up after several months,” one doctor said.
No signs of eyelid movements
Following a neurological assessment of Sharon’s condition, doctors decided that no further or alternative treatment is necessary at this stage, as the prime minister’s condition has not changed.
However, Sharon’s relatives, friends and doctors remain concerned despite Thursday’s improvement in the prime minister’s condition.
The hospital denied reports claiming Sharon has moved his eyelids.
“He is still moving the same limbs, but there were no signs of eyelid movements,” a hospital source said.
On Thursday Sharon underwent yet another CT scan, which Hadassah sources said indicated further improvement in his condition.
It was also reported that the prime minister’s heart rate is normal, as is his body temperature; he is not suffering from any infections, Hadassah sources said.
Source : Yedioth Arhonot