Cheryl Tweedy has been in the hospital since Sunday night battling malaria - and it's worse than we thought!
"I’ve seen Cheryl’s mum and Derek in there," claims a hospital source. "They stayed overnight last night. I overheard Derek on his phone saying she's got fluid on her lungs."
The singer is still in intensive care and it is not known when she will released from the hospital.
But it's Derek Hough who feels that it's his fault for her illness. He arranged their trip to Tanzania where she was bitten by an infected mosquito.
Hough's stepfather, Aaron Nelson, said:
"Derek feels guilty. He is very distressed about all this. He feels he has done this to her. He rang his mom yesterday in tears. Derek feels it's all his fault. He organised the holiday as something wonderful. For it to end up like this is terrible. He feels dreadful."
Dr Martin Wiselka, consultant of infectious diseases at University Hospitals of Leicester, believes that Cheryl may have falciparum malaria, the most severe form on the disease and one most commonly found in Africa.
"The malaria travels around the body in the bloodstream and can affect other organs like the kidneys and liver. In severe cases it can lead to organ failure and this is how people die from malaria.
The more parasites you have in your blood the more serious it is. If it is caught early then there are less parasites and I would have thought I has been caught reasonably early in her case.
She will be in hospital until the malaria and the complications clear up, which is usually a matter of days, but it will take weeks to recover. There has been talk of her taking a week off but I think that is way too optimistic."
Sounds terrible. Rest up, Cheryl.
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