Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is in a delicate state of health. The idol of the Brazilian national team and Santos has not reacted positively to chemotherapy of bowel cancer. To ease the pain, he is already in palliative care to ease the suffering.
The information was published by Folha de S. Paulo and confirmed by TV news with fonts. Palliative care consists of assistance provided by a multidisciplinary team, which aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families in the face of a potentially fatal illness.
All precautions are advised to those responsible. In the case of Pelé, who also suffers from a respiratory infection, he has been treated with antibiotics and heavier sessions are being avoided so that he does not become weakened. His body can no longer handle higher doses.
Pelé has suffered from shortness of breath at various times, and for that, the body of doctors has increased the dose of mild medicine. He is accompanied by his children at Albert Einstein Hospital and there is still no forecast of a possible discharge.
In a medical bulletin released this Saturday afternoon, the hospital disclosed that the three-time world champion (1958, 1962 and 1970) “had an adequate response to the treatment of the respiratory infection and showed improvement in the general clinical picture”. But he did not give further details on the matter.
What happened to Pele?
Pelé is admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo. According to G1, he will remain under medical observation in the coming days and is being treated with antibiotics. Stable, he showed improvement in general health. The former athlete has been fighting cancer since last year.
The most recent hospitalization was not foreseen. He arrived at the hospital with a picture of anasarca (generalized swelling), an edemigemic syndrome (generalized edema) and decompensated heart failure. Even a period of mental confusion was diagnosed.
In a rare appearance on television, the former player sent a video message to Galvão Bueno on Sunday with Huck. At the time, Globo’s narrator commented that he “is playing the biggest game of his life in his fight for health”.