Monday, June 16, 2014

Michael Schumacher Awakens from Coma

After being in a coma since December after his skiing accident, Michael Schumacher awakened from his coma and early this morning left the French hospital where he has been receiving treatment. During his entire stay at the hospital, little information has surfaced about his condition or if he would survive, or if he did wake up, what his future would be like. Doctors did operate on the former Formula One champion after his helmet split open during a skiing accident and they also further operated to remove blood clots in his head, but some had to remain because they were too difficult to remove. Schumacher faces a long rehabilitation, but the good news is that he is facing rehabilitating and not death. I remember when it first happened, the news was that it was not that serious which immediately seemed to change to that he might die, and now he has been released from the hospital. Hopefully he can make some type of recovery and return to a normal life.

27 comments:

AJ said...

Hooray !!!
The Stig is alive and awake from his coma. I've been following the stores for months and a lot of the news reports were quite grim every time they mentioned him.

figgy said...

wow, nice to hear a rare good news story. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery!

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FSP said...

Good on him.

surfer said...

Something about this whole situation is fishy.

A few weeks ago there was a report that he was still in a coma, and the prospects were very grim, even if he would come out of it.

Suddenly he's awake and has been moved, to rehab, no less. There is no way he has been left without deficits after six months in a coma.

I do hope he recovers.

Kat has left the building said...

He must be in very bad shape but I think he's lucky that his condition has remained pretty much a secret to the public so the family has some privacy.

Its just U said...

This is brilliant news. My man will be so happy.

Sherry said...

Surfer..Oh yes there are HUGE effects after a coma. First and foremost is the feet start to curl and they need to put them in boots to prevent that. Muscle loss after just 2 months is profound. No doubt about it, our muscles are most necessary and if you don't use them they atrophy very quickly.

My friend was in a coma for 2 months and then rehab after that. I am always amazed when Jean Claude Van Damme or some other action hero awakes from a coma after years and they go on a kick ass rampage..No, not they don't. Not possible. She still has long term effects in her hands even after years now.

it took forever said...

I dont know him, but i am soooo glad to hear this cause i had written him off as dead.

surfer said...

That's really interesting, Sherry, about your friend. And not surprising at all.

nancer said...

i'm afraid his life will never be normal but i'm very glad he's awake.

Wee S said...

Love Michael as a driver and personality. Am glad he's conscious and hopefully he recovers as best he can.

Riven said...

Every traumatic brain injury is different, depends on how the brain was injured, where it was injured, how long it was without oxygen (if applicable) and how his body reacted to the brain swelling. This is a lesson some of us have learned the hard way. I'm happy for his family that he has some chance at recovery. But he will likely need long term care for the rest of his life. It's a good thing his family can afford it.

My heart goes out to the people who don't have that privilege, as well as to him.

Dingle Barry said...

This is not at all even remotely what has been reported. He's been slowly emerging from his medically induced coma. He is "awake" but not mentally aware of his family or surroundings, his brain damage is significant and highly likely to be permanent. Today he is being transferred to a rehabilitation center as best suited a patient in his condition.
He didn't just suddenly wake up. That is absurd. If he did they wouldn't transfer him the same day!

This is how bad information starts.

__-__=__ said...

Best wishes for a recovery! Anything can happen.

Sherry said...

Exactly Dingle.

TinselSass said...

Thanks @Dingle Barry... I really appreciate smart clarity! Your post is succinct, too! Very impressive!

Tina Mallette said...

I had a friend who was hit by a garbage truck when crossing a road where she had the right of way, been the 4th such accident in her city in a month, and it was an intersection in front of a school, her own sons cross there. When we got the news she was in a medically induced coma we thought she is going to die for sure. I didn't understand at the time that the coma would be her best chance of being saved,by relieving the pressure on the brain - they also removed part of her scalp. Now she got lucky, the first person on scene was an ex nurse, the paramedics were on scene quickly and her city has paramedic crews that specialize in head trauma so her first responders also knew what to do and then she went to a hospital that considered one of the best in the world. They brought her out of the coma after a couple of days and she could recognize her family and speak and even make a joke, which is why I knew Schumacher was in trouble when after a few weeks they were not bring him out of the coma.

It still took a lot of rehab and time to get back to normal, mentally she sustained no significant damage and she returned to a very tough job and got promoted. She also had other injuries of course that had to heal.

Now they are saying Schumacher had blood clots embedded in his brain they could not remove so does that mean they are still in there. That has to be a huge concern.

Tina Mallette said...

Interesting Dingle I wonder where the bad information is coming from - one got a sense that the family was a bit in denial.

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FearN said...

Thanks Dingle Barry. This makes way more sense. Love the username ��

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

Only a German would get up on a monday. Unless he wanted that hard to see his team defeeating poor Portugal in football.

Kat has left the building said...

What a game! I can't believe Pepe. Actually I totally can...

Suzyanne Guzicki said...

Here's a link that should give further clarification. Gary Hartstein was the track medico for the F1 races. He's a great read.

http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/good-news/

surfer said...

Thanks for sharing that, Suzyanne. Very informative.

Beth said...

I've been following this story since it happened, and hoping for the best.

While I am happy for Michael and his family for any signs of improvement, I have lost some measure of regard for him. While reading the last update in April by his spokeswoman, there was a video about Ayrton Senna.

Now that is a story. The more I learned about Senna, the less I liked Michael. Many in F1 are still angry with Michael for celebrating on the podium after Senna's death in Italy in 1994--and refute Michael's comments he didn't know it was so serious. Everyone knew it was a fatal injury before he was taken by help from the track. They literally drove through Senna's blood to continue the race.

I wish Senna was still here.

0_0 said...

Just saw him interviewed on Top Gear again (and no, he was never the Stig) before reading this. I hope he continues to improve.