Zsa Zsa back home, health deteriorating

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor has refused to undergo an operation to remove a blood clot in her left leg and her health is failing, her husband said in California.

The nonagenarian actress was back home Saturday after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday when the blood flow to her left leg suddenly stopped, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported.


"Another big operation is a big risk for a woman who is 94 years old with high blood pressure," her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said Saturday.

Von Anhalt said when doctors told Gabor they wanted to amputate her leg she squeezed his hand and indicated she didn't want the surgery.

"She doesn't really know what's going on. She is very scared. She doesn't know it's her home but that it's a different environment," von Anhalt said.

Von Anhalt said his wife might have one or two years of life remaining.

Gabor has been placed on blood thinner and antibiotics to increase blood flow to her leg. Von Anhalt said the leg is "feeling warmer" but it still doesn't have a pulse.


"She doesn't want to suffer any more and I don't want her to suffer any more. But she is happier," von Anhalt said.

Gabor has been hospitalized repeatedly since last summer when she broke her hip in a fall from her bed.

The Hungarian-born celebrity has used a wheelchair since being partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident.

Most of Gabor's right leg was amputated in January because of gangrene.

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