Football legend Pele, has been moved into a ‘end-of-life’ care ward, receiving palliative care to relieve pain .He is reportedly not responding to chemotherapy in his fight against bowel cancer at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Earlier,the three -time world cup winner was in a stable condition , as his daughter Kelly played down the severity of his condition. According to a report , Pele isn’t responding any longer to the chemotherapy treatment he has been undergoing since last September to treat his bowel cancer and has been taken to the palliative care ward and won’t be subjected to invasive tests or treatment. Palliative care is for patients with potentially life-threatening diseases or conditions and end-of-life care.
On Friday, the Albert Einstein Hospital released a statement saying Pele had been diagnosed with a ‘respiratory infection’ that was being treated with antibiotics.The update said the former player is expected to remain in hospital for continued treatment in the coming days but said his condition was ‘stable’.
In a post on Pele’s Instagram account on Friday, he responded to a ‘Get well soon’ message that was projected onto a building in Qatar, where the World Cup is taking place.’He said: ‘Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit. It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes.’
Pele, Edson Arantes do Nascimento who is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time was admitted last Tuesday suffering from general swelling and heart failure.