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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonlover;3885422;
    Everything I have read says Brain hemorrhage... that is very different from a stroke isn't it? My understanding is hemorrhage is bleeding whereas a stroke is an air bubble going to the brain...
    A stroke is a blood clot in a vessel going to the brain; a hemmorhage (or aneurysm ..sp?) is where a blood vessel develops a bulge and then bursts.
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    I'm not a doc, but I do work in a hospital. :-) They're actually both strokes -- hemmorhagic is a bleeding one; ischemic is a clot.
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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    But did you stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night? (Sorry, I couldn't help it!)
    Thanks--if I had THOUGHT before typing, like I usually do NOT, I would have known the two things would have similar results and so would be considered different forms of the same thing.
    Either way, I'm sad to hear about all this Bret seems like a really decent guy under all the "Rock and Roll Party" image that he shows on TV.
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    I'm sure it's all image and not the real thing with Brett. He always seemed like a nice guy on Rock of Love, it was the girls that were sleazy.
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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    From Bret's camp via FaceBook and Twitter:

    Bret Michaels Medical Update 4/27/10
    Today at 3:19pm
    Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures.

    Bret Michaels was the topic of Larry King Live as Donald Trump, Jr. and other celebrities weigh in on Michaels condition. Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital. He remains in critical but stable condition according to his doctors. Last night on Larry King Live Bret Michaels condition was the topic on the show as Donald Trump, Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Sanjay Gupta and Carlos Diaz discuss concerns, lasting affects as well Michaels as a person. Donald Trump, Jr. stated that "Bret is very likable guy, down to earth and a solid person." He stated "out of all the people from 'Celebrity Apprentice,' I may have had the best kind of off-camera relationship with him over the three years." Trump, Jr. also says he is a great father and rocker and concerned for the singers health. Strawberry who starred on Celebrity Apprentice with Michaels says he is a good friend on and off camera. He is a hard worker and is a creative force on the show. Without a doubt he lives a crazy lifestyle and he wishes him a speedy recovery. Carlos Diaz who is a Radio Host and Entertainment Correspondent says Michaels is "a star that transcends several generations." He has reinvented his career, both on "Rock of Love" and "Celebrity Apprentice" as well as his music. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent says a subarachnoid hemorrhage is an aneurysm in one of the blood vessels. He stated about 10 percent of people don't survive. He obviously survived that. About another quarter of people don't make it through the first couple of days in the hospital and 30 percent make a full recovery.

    Michaels' medical workup demonstrated findings of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. It presents itself suddenly as the sound of a loud gunshot or thunderclap at the back of the head causing severe cranial pain and muscle spasms. Many people are speculating Michaels head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony awards last June is the cause. Additional studies are planned throughout the week to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture. Coupled with the fact that Michaels is a lifelong Type 1 diabetic and has recently undergone emergency appendectomy surgery while on tour in San Antonio, he will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no complications occur from the diabetes.

    The most common cause of this condition is a spontaneous rupture of a cerebral aneurysm, however, 15 to 20 percent of spontaneous episodes of this hemorrhage are found to have no cause. Michaels has undergone a continuous series of tests while in the ICU including angiograms, CT scans, MRI’s and transcranial dopplers (TCD's). Doctors state Michaels is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal. With further testing and rehabilitation, they are hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months. Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments. Even though today was a minor setback Doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday.
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    They canceled Bret Michaels "officially" today for the Wichita River Fest

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    Several news sources are reporting that Bret's people are actually scheduling tour dates for Bret starting in late May Are they crazy? The man isn't even close to being out of the woods yet and they're talking about putting him back on the road? They're going to milk that cash cow until he dies.
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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    If those reports have even a smidgen of truth, his people need to have their heads examined. By all reports it seems that the bleed was very large. It's not something that he is likely to just be able to casually bounce back from. They need to take a powder, say some serious prayers and focus on Bret getting better.

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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3889151;
    Several news sources are reporting that Bret's people are actually scheduling tour dates for Bret starting in late May Are they crazy? The man isn't even close to being out of the woods yet and they're talking about putting him back on the road? They're going to milk that cash cow until he dies.
    I don't know. Considering what a hard worker he has been shown to be, and that he is able to speak, they may be doing it at his behest. In which case, he should settle the hell down and take care of himself or his tour will be ending here.
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    Re: Bret Michaels suffers HUGE brain bleed. Critical Condition

    The reabsorption of the blood in his brain could take up to a month, so I can't imagine how anyone could think he'd be ready to do anything other than be on bed rest by late May. If Bret's telling them to schedule dates, then someone needs to say "no" to him. He's in critical condition and NO ONE should be doing anything he says, other than give him sips of water or fluff his pillow!
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