Venezuelan President Hugo Buy canada goose cheap Chavez is being treated for “respiratory deficiency” after complications from a severe lung infection, his government said, pointing to a deepening crisis for the ailing 58-year-old president.
Chavez hasn’t spoken publicly or been seen since his Dec. 11 operation in Cuba, and the latest report from his government Thursday night increased speculation that he is unlikely to be able to be sworn in for another term as scheduled cheap canada goose in less than a week.
“Chavez has faced complications as a result of a severe respiratory infection. This infection has led to respiratory deficiency that requires Commander Chavez to remain in strict compliance with his medical treatment,” Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Thursday night, reading the statement on television.
The government’s characterization raised the possibility that Chavez might be breathing with the assistance of a machin canada goose jackets e. But the government did not address that question and didn’t give details of the president’s treatment.
“It appears he has a very severe pneumonia that he suffered after a respiratory failure. It is not very specific,” said Dr. Alejandro Rios-Ramirez, a pulmonary specialist in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, who is not involved in Chavez’s treatment. “It does imply the gravity of his pulmonary infection that led to a respiratory failure. It doesn’t mean yet that he is breathing with a machine.”
Dr. Michael Pishvaian, an oncologist at Geo canada goose on sale rgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, said such respiratory infections can run the gamut from “a mild infection requiring antibiotics and supplemental oxygen to life threatening respiratory complications.”
“It could be a very ominous sign,” Pishvaian said.
The government expressed confidenc canada goose mene in Chavez’s medical team and condemned what it called a “campaign of psychological warfare” in the international media regarding the president’s condition. Officials have urged Venezuelans not to heed rumors about Chavez’s condition.