Councillor Rob Ford remains in hospital receiving care that has been described on Monday as being is ”palliative in nature.”
The news was confirmed in a statement issued by the former Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Dan Jacob on Monday afternoon, however he added that ”to be clear,” Ford ”has not been transferred to any kind of ‘palliative care unit’, he remains on the same floor, and on the same wing where he has received his chemotherapy treatments.”
The statement also said that part of Ford’s palliative care includes sedation and that the Councillor ”is now resting comfortably thanks to the efforts of his medical team.”
Ford’s family remain by his bedside at Mount Sinai hospital as he continues his fight against a rare form of cancer known as pleomorphic liposarcoma, which was first diagnosed in September of 2014.
Jacob’s says that ”doctors have been clear since Councillor Ford’s diagnosis that he is dealing with an extremely serious illness,” and that ”we have not been given any indication of when he could possibly be discharged or a different treatment course be attempted, but they have also been clear that he still faces challenges.
He concluded the statement by saying Ford’s doctors remain ”very concerned with the reappearance and progression of the disease, but everyone is hopeful that his body will be able to fight back enough that he can then undergo further treatment.”