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Zsa Zsa Gabor in critical condition; partially amputated leg infected

Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was rushed to Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday morning with suspected internal bleeding, is suffering from multiple infections, her husband said.

Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said doctors have found that Gabor has a new infection where her leg was partially amputated two weeks ago and also has an infection in her lungs. Doctors drained water from her lungs.

She is in critical condition and will be in the hospital for at least a day, he said.

Spokesman John Blanchette said Gabor began spitting up blood Tuesday morning after breakfast. Doctors suspect some type of internal bleeding. Over the weekend, Blanchette said Gabor was confused and could not recognize her husband and her regular doctor, who came to the house for a visit.

The condition of the Hungarian-born actress, 93, was not clear.

Gabor has been in and out of the hospital for complications from hip surgery performed after she fell at her Beverly Hills home. Doctors had been treating an infection with heavy-duty antibiotics.

The amputation was necessary because of poor circulation and a large ulcerated area on the leg.


Gabor cannot recognize husband, doctor

Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital; condition unclear

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You had a good life, Zsa Zsa.

Looks like it's about that time. Time, that is, to spend tens of thousands of dollars futilely trying to prolong her "life" regardless of pain, suffering, lack of cognition, etc. Hopefully I'm wrong. Hopefully our twisted medical system will let her go peacefully and with dignity instead of trying to dig into her pockets (or the taxpayers' via Medicare) for everything they can.

It's such a shame she's had to endure so much at this stage in her life.

Please let her die with dignity! I will forever remember you Miss Gabor.

Zsa Zsa did have a good life and I feel sorry for her. I have many fond memories of her.

If it was me I'd just want them to leave the room and let me crank that morphine pump up to the max so I could just go meet my maker.

let her go already

Let Miss Gabor go home in dignity! She shall be greatly missed! I shall always remember her! Let us pray for her family now! The Lord Jesus Christ has her in his hands now!
To her family, Our prayers go with you at this time. We are praying for strength, comfort and peace for you from The Lord.
Thank you Miss Gabor!!!!!!

Her money-grubbing husband should shut up and quit going to the press about all this personal business. I'm also horrified that doctors didn't catch the cellulitis infection sooner and treat it more aggressively so that she could have avoided losing her leg. Is this what health care in the United States is like?

I am sure the doctors want to drain every drop of money they can out of this poor woman. AND her awful husband. Why does he keep reporting on her confidential information???? He should shut the heck up. He is just waiting to cash in on her death. What a slime ball husband. Horrible. Won't even allow her own daughter to see her in the hospital. Hope he rots in you know where he its his turn. Let her go already. Put her out of pain and let Hospice take over and give her a peaceful death. God is waiting for her

What right have you people to say "let her die with dignity"? Maybe she doesn't want to die yet!!! People like you and your attitudes will someday pass laws to legalize euthanasia of old and other "unwanted" people. That will only be a step close to legalizing euthanasia for people who don't want it! As far as the doctor issues of "draining $"...don't you know the hippocratic oath states they will preserve life of everyone (even enemies) at all costs. PS. Who are you to judge her husband...he's not getting paid to keep the public informed...he knows many of us care and want to be informed of Zsa Zsa's condition. As my dad used to say, "If you can't say something nice, keep your mouth shut!"


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