The Israeli Prime Minister’s health continues to improve but he remains critically ill since suffering a massive stroke last week.
Hadassah hospital director Shlomo Mor-Yorsef said that while Ariel Sharon’s medical team had seen slight progress as they reduced his sedation to assess brain damage, he remained in “severe, critical” condition.
He also dismissed an Israeli newspaper report which said that after his first stroke Sharon was given the wrong medication which could have increased his risk of having a brain hemorrhage.
But doctors said Sharon’s life was in no immediate danger.
“Metaphorically speaking, we have backed five metres away from the edge of the cliff,” Dr. Yoram Weiss, one of Sharon’s anaesthesiologists, told reporters.
Among the ways doctors are reportedly trying to stimulate Sharon’s senses is to place his favourite foods, including a plate of shawarma, a sliced meat dish, in his hospital room.