Sharon’s Condition Continues to Decline

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of Sheba Medical Center, where the comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is being treated, informs the media about Sharon’s deteriorating health condition. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of Sheba Medical Center, where the comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is being treated, informs the media about Sharon’s deteriorating health condition. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

The medical condition of Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is deteriorating further and only “a miracle” could stop the decline, the head of the hospital treating him said Monday.

Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, said the comatose Sharon remained in a life-threatening condition.

“Unless there is a turn on the level of a miracle, his condition will get worse and worse from day to day,” Rotstein told reporters at the hospital.

He said that though doctors managed to stabilize some of Sharon’s bodily functions, several vital organs, including his kidneys, are still in a decline.