Sharon has not developed multiple organ failure

Hospital confirms Sharon in "very serious condition," MRI scan "severe."

sharon walking 298 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
sharon walking 298
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a major setback at Sheba Medical Center on Monday, did not decline further on Tuesday, according to the hospital. Sheba doctors are giving him broad-spectrum antibiotics and corticosteroids for his double pneumonia and other acute problems. Sharon, who has been in a deep coma since his massive hemorrhagic stroke on January 4, has not suffered "serious harm to his vital systems" in the last 24 hours, the Sheba spokeswoman said. On Monday, the hospital reported Sharon MRI brain scan had shown "more severe findings," while his urine function "declined significantly." Although in very serious condition in the intensive care unit, he was not designated as being in critical condition, even though doctors feared that if his infection spread, he would suffer multiple organ failure. His sons Omri and Gilad were both temporarily released from their reserve duty up North so they could be at his bedside.