“Semi-intensive” care Pele, daughter says he’s doing well


São Paulo — The great Brazilian footballer Pele has “slightly receded” to recover from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon, but “well recovered” at a hospital in São Paulo, his daughter Kelly Nasimento said on Friday. rice field.

However, Albert Einstein Hospital said 80-year-old Edson Arantes Donasiment returned to intensive care after a “short breathing instability” on Thursday night. Pele is now stable on “semi-intensive care” and the hospital is “continuing to recover.” No further details were given.

Kely Nascimento posted a photo on Instagram with his father on Friday. She said she had just taken it in her room at Albert Einstein Hospital.

“He’s recovering well and is within normal limits. Promise!” Kelly Nasimento said. “The usual recovery scenario for a man of the same age after such surgery can be two steps forward and one step back. Yesterday he was tired and retreated a little.”

“Today he has made two steps!” She added without giving details.

The hospital has not issued a new statement on Pele’s health since being removed from the intensive care unit on Tuesday.

Later, Pele confirmed on social media that he was feeling good and his family visited during the day.

“I keep smiling every day. Thank you for all the love I have gained from you,” Pele said.

The tumor was discovered when Pele went to a regular examination at the end of August. His surgery was performed on September 4th.

Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and scored 77 goals in 92 games, continuing to be Brazil’s highest scorer in history.

By Mauricio Savarese

Associated Press

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