Zsa Zsa Gabor has had a number of health problems, but she may not recover from the latest round of infection caused by her feeding tube. However, according to her husband, Prince Frédéric von Anhalt, Zsa Zsa is not giving up without a good fight. In an interview with ET Online, Prince Frederic gives more news on the fragility of his wife’s condition.
Zsa Zsa Gabor is 99-years-old and while many people that age may not want to continue living, Prince Frédéric von Anhalt assures everyone that Zsa Zsa is not among them. According to Prince Frédéric, Zsa Zsa continues to give him signs that she is not ready to leave this world just yet.
“She is fighting right now and she wants to move on. She wants to live. She squeezes my hand, she kisses. She is drinking water, she has ice cream. She wants to move on. People don’t want to move on — they give up, they totally give up, [but] she wants to move on.”
Zsa Zsa Gabor has had a number of medical situations that ultimately robbed her of living life to the fullest. She allegedly has dementia and is no longer able to speak. In the past, she’s had a hip replacement and one leg amputated. In 2002, Zsa Zsa was a passenger in a car accident which felt her unable to walk.
Zsa Zsa is currently fighting a lung infection caused by her feeding tube, but there are conflicting reports of when she had the procedure done. Entertainment Tonight reported that this feeding tube is one that she has had for a few years. She is scheduled to have a new feeding tube put in at the beginning of March. However, Radar Online reported that she had a new feeding tube installed, but the doctors put in the wrong size.
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Prince Frédéric have been married for about 30 years and he is her ninth husband. Zsa Zsa is at home recovering, but Prince Frédéric said that he could see the struggles she is having through her face. One thing they are making sure of is to keep her pain free, but still she is having a hard time. Her blood pressure is not stable, so they give her pills to bring it under control.
“The blood pressure goes up and down. We have to check it and then give her all the medication to quiet her down.”
Prince Frédéric von Anhalt told ET that they are doing the best that they can to keep Gabor comfortable.
“We do the best, she is in a very good environment. We take good care of her, but that is all we can do, you know? We entertain her. The only medicine we can give is entertainment. So, entertainment, keeping her comfortable — that is all we can do. And we have to wait and see.”
Prince Frédéric von Anhalt said that Zsa Zsa talks to him but he believes that she is not aware of her condition. He tries to keep everything positive in the room Zsa Zsa Gabor is recuperating in, which means no talking about her condition or anything bad. He said that anyone caught doing so will be forced to leave.
“I told everybody there is no bad news in the bedroom. We don’t talk about any sickness in the bedroom — only positive things. If you talk about hospital and doctors and things like that, you are out. We keep everything positive, she doesn’t know.”
Although some may not agree with Prince Frédéric’s decision to keep things from Zsa Zsa, there is a medical reason. It is because Zsa Zsa has blood pressure problems, he does not want to upset her or make her worry, causing her blood pressure to spike. Her blood pressure has to be normal so they can operate on her in March.
Even though Zsa Zsa is 99, her husband is planning to celebrate her birthday when she turns 100. Her mother was 103 when she passed away. Zsa Zsa Gabor was the daughter of Vilmos Gabor, a soldier, and Jolie Gabor, the heiress to a European jewelry business. When Zsa Zsa Gabor was married to Conrad Hilton, she gave birth to her only daughter, Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton. Unfortunately, Constance passed away last year from a stroke/heart attack while she was homeless.
Our thoughts and prayers go out for Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband as they go through this health crisis.
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