Jade’s condition ‘deteriorates’

Jade Goody’s condition has taken a turn for the worse and she is now struggling to speak or breathe, according to the papers.

The Sunday Mirror reports that the former Big Brother star, who has terminal cancer, has been drifting in and out of consciousness over the weekend, while The News Of The World suggests that the 27-year-old may have only hours to live.

Her spokesman Max Clifford said she was “on the edge of a precipice”.

“She has deteriorated,” he said. “She is very weak. The answer is, who knows?”

Only close family and friends are now allowed to visit the star, whose condition reportedly began to deteriorate on Friday night.

A nurse caring for her summoned her husband Jack Tweed to her bedside. The 21-year-old was given permission for his nighttime curfew to be lifted so he could be with Jade.

“When I got the call I was absolutely terrified,” he said. “The thought that our fairytale could be over already filled me with dread and sadness.”

Jade’s grandfather John Caddock told the Sunday Mirror that she was unable to talk when he visited her on Friday.

“It was an incredibly emotional visit – it’s a terrible, horrible thing to see your granddaughter suffering like that,” he said. “I wanted to speak to her but I couldn’t because she was asleep and I didn’t want to wake her.

Seeing her knocked me out. I love her so much.”

Jade’s mother Jackiey Budden was also seen at her Essex home on Saturday, looking visibly upset.

“She’s been crying her eyes out, she’s been in floods of tears because she too realises it’s nearly the end of the road,” a family friend told the News Of The World.

“We all knew it was getting close when she couldn’t even raise a smile or give a thumbs-up when she was taken home from hospital on Wednesday.

She’s gone downhill a lot since then and everyone around her is really upset. Her mum Jackiey is in pieces.

Everyone knew this was going to happen, but it’s still desperately sad.”

Meanwhile, Max Clifford revealed that Jade has been planning details of her funeral, which she has insisted should be open to any members of the public who want to attend.

“The funeral will be a reflection of how she’s lived in the last seven years – full on,” Clifford said.

“She wants to say farewell to anyone who wants to be there. It will mirror the happiest seven years of her life. There will be tears, but a lot of love and laughter as well.”

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