February 11, 2006 - Posted at 1:12 p.m. CST
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Ariel Sharon's aide says the Israeli leader is
out of emergency surgery after part of his intestine was removed.
Sharon was rushed into surgery today when doctors realized his
life was in danger.
An abdominal scan showed his digestive tract had been severely
damaged. It also raised the possibility of necrosis, or death of
Sharon suffered a massive stroke January Fourth and has been
unconscious ever since. A C-T scan of his brain earlier this week
showed that he remained in serious but stable condition.
Sharon had a feeding tube inserted in his stomach February
First, an indication that his doctors were thinking in terms of
long-term care for the 77-year-old leader.
The C-T scans have been used to assess bleeding and swelling in
Sharon's brain. According to past hospital statements, there have
been no changes in the results of the scan in recent weeks.