Casey Kasem in Critical Condition at Hospital
Casey Kasem is in critical but stable condition at a Washington state hospital, according to reps for the hospital and Casey's daughter Kerri.
"Mr. Kasem is receiving wound care, intravenous antibiotic therapy, blood pressure support medication as well as treatment for his pain. Mr. Kasem is alert, appears comfortable at this time,” St. Anthony Hospital spokesman Scott Thompson said in a statement released Thursday and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. St. Anthony Hospital is located in Gig Harbor, Washington.
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He is being treated for an infected bed sore, which was present when he was admitted Sunday.
Members of Casey's family, including his brother, are flying to Washington to be with him.
"Casey Kasem's health is declining and won't be with us much longer," Kerri's rep Danny Deraney told THR in a statement. All three of Casey's daughters are by his side.
Casey is at the center of a family feud between his children and his wife, Jean.
"My Dad taught us that family comes first. We want to honor him and make sure all of his family, including Jean and Liberty are surrounding him with love at this critical time," said daughter Julie Kasem.
Added Kerri: "If he opens his eyes, I want my Dad just once to see everyone standing around him, putting our differences aside and let him know how much he is loved by everyone, including Jean and Liberty."
A message on the Deraney PR Twitter account on Thursday said Casey was in "stable condition." CNN notes that a patient can be listed as both critical and stable if his or her condition is poor but not deteriorating further.
The radio icon has Lewy Body Disease and has been bed-ridden for some time.
A judge last week granted Kerri the right to have Casey examined by a doctor. In court Friday, Kerri's health conservatorship of her father was upheld by a Washington State judge.