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Post  malena stool on Mon 3 Feb - 21:36

All the signs seem to be good. Let's hope everything stays on track for a full recovery.

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Post  malena stool on Thu 6 Feb - 9:23

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26033972

Schumacher doctors work to end coma
Schumacher: The unanswered questions
As doctors continue their efforts to bring Michael Schumacher out of his coma, it will be a stressful and frightening period for close relatives watching his recovery.

Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna has spent the past five weeks by the seven-time Formula 1 champion's bedside.

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The public perception is that people just wake up and start their everyday activities after a couple of days. That's not the case”

Mark Smith
British paramedic
Initially staying at a hotel close to Grenoble hospital, she is now understood to be making daily 100-mile (175km) journeys from the family's home near Gland in Switzerland.

She has been joined by other relatives including her husband's racing-driver brother Ralf Schumacher and the couple's children, Gina Marie, 16, and Mick, 14, who was skiing with his father when he fell and hit his head on a rock on 29 December 2013.

While some fans are already turning to social media to celebrate unconfirmed reports that Michael Schumacher has started blinking and responding to reflex tests, his family is under immense pressure as they observe the doctors trying to communicate with him.

"Waking from a coma is not like how it is portrayed in the movies," says Luke Griggs, spokesman for Headway, the UK's leading charity for people living with brain injuries.

"It can be a very gradual process that can take several days or weeks. For the family, the initial fear about whether or not the individual will survive is replaced by fear of what the future will hold and what level of recovery their loved one will make."

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Medically induced coma

Can be induced by powerful anaesthetics and is broadly similar to the sedation and artificial ventilation used during surgery
Used to shut down many brain functions and so lower blood flow and pressure.
Taking a patient out of an induced coma - reducing anaesthesia and removing mechanical ventilation - is a delicate process, especially after a prolonged period of sedation
Doctors, and Michael Schumacher's family at his bedside, will be looking for any signs of returning consciousness and recovery
Patients usually start by opening their eyes, then responding to pain and finally by reacting to people talking to them.

It is a sequence of events that is a vivid recent memory for Mark Smith, a British paramedic whose 16-year-old son Ryan was in a medically induced coma after a cycling accident in July 2013. He remains in hospital where he is being treated for physical and mental health problems.

"Unfortunately the public perception is that people just wake up and start their everyday activities after a couple of days. That's not the case. It is very slow; there are no finite answers. You just have to stay hopeful that you will get interaction back one day."

Ryan said his first words just before Christmas and last Thursday he managed to update his Facebook status for the first time, using his tablet computer. He said simply, using a swear word, that he was feeling unwell.

Family photo
Mark Smith said his son Ryan is defying all of the odds
His father has asked the public to forgive his language and added "the fact that he can have feelings again is just quite immense, so we look past what he has written!"

Terrible memories
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has spoken about his wife Mindy's bravery after a high-speed car crash left him in a coma in 2006.

Last month he told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast programme that Schumacher's accident had stirred terrible memories for her, whereas he has little recollection of his time in hospital.


"As far as my family is concerned, for my wife particularly, it was quite shocking to hear of it because she can empathise immediately with Michael's family," he said.

Writing in the Daily Mirror, he added: "My heart goes out to his family and everyone around him because they can't do anything but hope he gets better."

Doctors caring for Michael Schumacher at Grenoble University Hospital haven't commented on how he is responding to their latest tests and treatment.

At their last news conference in December, the head of the intensive care unit was clear that the helmet he was wearing had saved his life.

"Without a helmet, he wouldn't be here now," Prof Jean-Francois Payen told reporters.

According to research published in The Lancet, approximately a fifth of adults with a severe traumatic brain injury make a good recovery.

But many more die or are left with enduring disability.

A source close to Michael Schumacher has briefed journalists in Grenoble that his family is aware that things could change quickly "even for the worse".

Dr Peter Kirkpatrick, a leading British neurosurgeon based at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge, says that it is "extremely unlikely" that Michael Schumacher will return to his previous level of health, although he insists it is "medically possible".

Closer together
Michael Schumacher's multimillion dollar fortune gives his family the resources to buy in private healthcare for the star.

They are already being supported by Gerard Saillant, a trauma surgeon who operated on Schumacher when he broke his leg in a race crash in 1999.

Michael and Corinna Schumacher
The charity Headway advises that the experience of a head injury tends to make strong marriages and relationships stronger and troubled relationships more troubled.

Corinna and Michael Schumacher have been married for almost twenty years and one thing the German media agree on is that they have a solid foundation.

The driver is reported to have told Germany's ZDF TV channel that they have never had a serious fight.

But head injuries can have an impact on even the strongest of spouses.

Olympic rower James Cracknell has written about how his marriage to broadcaster Beverley Turner changed after he sustained a head injury while cycling in 2010 and had to re-learn most physical tasks, including walking.

"To those around me, I was short-tempered, frustrated and angry," he said in his autobiography in 2012.

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Injury effects

The effects of brain injury fall into three main categories:

Cognitive - problems with memory, concentration, information processing
Emotional and behavioural problems - anxiety, explosive anger and irritability, lack of awareness or empathy
Physical - problems with movement, balance and co-ordination, fatigue, epilepsy
"If you ask me if we have the same relationship we used to, then no, we don't. Will we? I hope so, although I genuinely don't know. I worry that Bev will always look at me in a slightly different way. She was summoned to a hospital in America to say goodbye because they didn't think I'd live. Then she was told I would but that I wouldn't know who she was at first and I wouldn't be the man she married."

He added: "For her, and for my family, I hope that I'm learning to adapt to the guy who is 'nearly James Cracknell'."

Luke Griggs of Headway says the road to recovery is unique for every patient.

"Put simply, the effects of brain injury can be devastating and last a lifetime. It can change every aspect of you: walking, talking, thinking and feeling. It can change personalities as well as capabilities.

However, we know that, with the right help at the right time, there can be life after brain injury."

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Re: Michael Schumacher fighting for his life

Post  malena stool on Fri 7 Feb - 22:20

Michael Schumacher 'death' denied by hospital
THE hospital where Michael Schumacher remains in a coma has been forced to deny that the F1 legend was dead.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/364409/Michael-Schumacher-death-rumours-denied-by-French-hospital

The hospital where Michael Schumacher is being treated has denied the F1 star has died [AFP]

Schumacher, who has been in a coma since the end of December last year after a skiing accident, was rumoured to have died in the Grenoble hospital where he is being cared for.

As the rumours spread on social media sites, the hospital was forced to make a statement, denying the claims.

A spokesperson said: "The hospital denies that Michael Schumacher has died."

CONCERN: Schumacher's wife Corinna has been at her husband's bedside since the accident [GETTY]
“The hospital denies that Michael Schumacher has died”
Hospital spokesperson
Doctors recently announced that the Formula 1 star could be woken from the induced coma they placed him in after the horror accident on French ski slopes.

But they were warned that any attempt to wake the seven-times world champion could end up in him being in a permanent vegetative state.

German emergency medicine expert Professor Heinzpeter Moecke said: There is unfortunately the risk that in sneaking out of a deep artificial sleep, the patient is then reduced to a waking coma."

SKIING: Investigators look over the area where the F1 legend hit his head [AFP]
Schumacher, 46, has recently shown signs of responding, but it could take MONTHS for him to wake up.

The sleeping drugs in his body alone may take weeks to exit his system.

Schumacher was skiing with son Mick, 14, and family friends when he skied into a rock and then catapulted on to another banging his head with such force that his helmet split in two.

A scan revealed he had suffered serious brain damage.

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Post  Panda on Sun 16 Feb - 17:08

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Sunday 16 February 201

Did helmet camera cause head injuries?
Investigators are exploring the theory that Michael Schumacher's helmet camera could have caused the helmet to shatter, leading to serious head injuries
It was seven weeks ago today (SUNDAY) that Schumacher suffered his life-threatening accident while skiing with his son in the French resort
It was seven weeks ago that Schumacher suffered his life-threatening accident while skiing with his son in the French resort Photo: EPA
By Alexandra Williams, Geneva12:01AM GMT 16 Feb 2014Comments63 Comments
Almost two months after a skiing accident caused him to be put into a medically-induced coma, Michael Schumacher's friends are still at a loss to explain the life-changing consequences of the seemingly-innocuous accident.
Schumacher, an experienced skier, was travelling at a moderate speed when he fell and hit a rock. His skis were new; his bindings have been subsequently tested and were not at fault; he was fully in control of his movements as he left the marked pistes and traversed the patch of snow in-between two groomed runs in Meribel.
But now investigators believe that they may have found a reason for the seriousness of the crash. They think that his helmet camera could have actually worsened the blown, and caused the helmet to shatter into pieces.
Experts from ENSA, the world-renowned ski and climbing academy in the French ski resort of Chamonix, have conducted tests to determine whether the presence of a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure.
The helmet smashed – but the camera he had attached to it, in order to record him and his son skiing, was undamaged. The footage, audio and visual, has provided police with crucial information about the crash.
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"The helmet completely broke. It was in at least two parts. ENSA analysed the piece of the helmet to check the material, and all was OK," said a source close to the investigation.
"But why did it explode on impact? Here the camera comes into question. The laboratory has been testing to see if the camera weakened the structure."
Patrick Quincy, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the accident, will make an announcement on Monday. He is expected to clear the ski resort of any involvement and conclude that the manufacturers of Schumacher's ski equipment were not liable.
It was seven weeks ago that Schumacher suffered his life-threatening accident while skiing with his son in the French resort, where he owns a chalet. He remains in intensive care as doctors try to ease him out of an artificially-induced coma.
An investigation into the crash, conducted by mountain police in Bourg-Saint-Maurice and gendarmes in Meribel and Albertville, was launched the following day – as is usual in France for accidents of such gravity.

Schumacher had been skiing on the piste with his son and family friends.
But shortly after 11am he "deliberately" skied on to a patch of off-piste located in between two runs "with a number of dangers, notably rocks", according to investigators. It was here, no more than 20 feet from the piste, that he struck a partially-covered rock and then catapulted on to another, crashing his head with such force that his helmet split in two.
Lawyers had argued that managers of the ski resort might face up to three years in prison because the dangers lurking within the off-piste section were not properly marked.
The resort in response hired a top lawyer, Maurice Bodecher, who is a specialist in ski and criminal law and was until 2010 the head lawyer for the French Ski Federation
But, presenting initial findings 10 days into the investigation, police chief Stephane Bozon said: "The piste markers conformed to the regulations. Unfortunately this off-piste area had a number of dangers, notably the rocks being only barely visible, covered with five to 10cm of snow because of the poor snow."
Mr Quincy, a former policeman who has been the prosecutor at Albertville since 2009, added that all safety procedures by mountain authorities "had been respected".
Meanwhile, the seven-time world champion is receiving round-the-clock care in Grenoble University Hospital.
His wife Corinna, 44, with whom the champion has two children Gina Marie, 16, and Mick, 14, has remained at his bedside.
But they have said that he was "still in a waking-up process," and that only time will tell whether he makes a full recovery.
They said the most important element of his recovery was not the speed but that it progressed in a "continuous and controlled way".
"Michael's family would like to again express their sincere thanks for the continuous sympathy coming from all over the world," they said in a statement. "The good wishes they receive help the family and we are convinced they also help Michael, who still is in a waking up process.
"As often in such situation, no day is like the next. The family is thankful for ones understanding that they would not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael's privacy."
Schumacher receives food through a tube to his stomach, and oxygen via a hose from a machine next to his bed, as he still cannot breathe independently.
Three times a day his joints and muscles are massaged to prevent atrophy and bed sores.
The coma suppressed his swallowing reflex, pain perception and his respiratory drive. He has to be acutely monitored around the clock during this wake-up phase to see if such things are returning naturally – if at all.
His blood is also thinned to prevent thrombosis and he is regularly turned and even stood straight up at times to keep blood flowing.
He lies on a special air-filled mattress to prevent pressure sores and his urinary tract is under constant vigilance because of the danger of waste bacteria entering the bloodstream and causing another potentially fatal infection.
His family added that they "strongly believe" he will recover.

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Well that's encouraging news/  

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Post  Panda on Tue 18 Feb - 20:49

Schumacher ski crash catapulted him 34ft on to rock as investigation rules out any criminal wrongdoing or safety breaches
Investigation on Schumacher's accident focused on his ski helmet
Police were trying to find out why the Formula One star hit rocks so hard
Have ascertained that Schumacher was only skiing at moderate speed
By ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS
PUBLISHED: 09:35, 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:58, 17 February 2014
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Formula One ace Michael Schumacher lost control when he hit a rock and ended up smashing his head into a bolder 34 feet further down the mountain, it was revealed yesterday.
The horrific details emerged as it was announced that French investigators have ruled out any criminal wrongdoing in the freak accident.
Closing the case, Prosecutor Patrick Quincy, in charge of the inquiry, ruled 'no infraction by anyone has been turned up'.
Formula one World champion Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher holding his skis before a giant slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio +4
Formula one World champion Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher holding his skis before a giant slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio
He cleared the French ski resort of Meribel of any wrongdoing.
He said the accident occurred just over 14 feet from the edge of the ski run in an off-piste area and that the resort had conformed to the French standards for marking ski runs.
He said: 'No one was found to have committed any offence. The accident occurred in an off-piste area. The signage, marking, staking (marker poles in the snow) and information provided about the edge of this slope were all consistent with French standards in place.'

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He said the rock that caused him to lose balance and the rock on which he struck his head 'are 10.40 metres from each other and both are located at 4.50 metres from the boundary of the piste'.
His decision does not, however, prevent Schumacher’s family from taking civil action.
It was seven weeks ago yesterday that Schumacher, 45, suffered his life-threatening accident while skiing with his son in the French resort of Meribel, where he owns a chalet.
He remains in intensive care as doctors try to ease him out of an artificially-induced coma.
An investigation into the crash was launched immediately, as is usual in France for accidents of such gravity.
It was conducted by mountain police in Bourg-Saint-Maurice and gendarmes in Meribel and Albertville.
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher gesturing at the end of the Brazil's F-1 GP at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 +4
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher gesturing at the end of the Brazil's F-1 GP at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012
The former examined the terrain and the signage on the ski runs.
Experts from ENSA, the ski and climbing academy in the French ski resort of Chamonix, performed tests on his equipment including his skis, bindings, ski boots and a piece of his helmet. Tests were also conducted to see if the presence of his camera on his helmet had weakened the structure causing it to shatter so dramatically.
But his equipment was not found to be faulty in any way.
Schumacher had been skiing on the piste with his son and family friends. But shortly after 11am he 'deliberately' skied on to a patch of off-piste located in between two runs 'with a number of dangers, notable rocks', according to investigators.
It was here that he struck a partially-covered rock. He was not skiing fast but he lost control and catapulted on to another rock.
Corinna Schumacher, his wife, arrives at Grenoble University Hospital Centre where her husband is being treated +4
Corinna Schumacher, his wife, arrives at Grenoble University Hospital Centre where her husband is being treated
Lawyers had argued that managers of the ski resort might face up to three years in prison because the dangers lurking within the off-piste section were not properly marked.
But, presenting initial findings 10 days into the investigation, police chief Stephane Bozon said: 'The piste markers conformed to the regulations.
'Unfortunately this off-piste area had a number of dangers, notably the rocks being only barely visible, covered with five to 10 cm of snow because of the poor snow.'
Quincy, a former policeman who has been the prosecutor at Albertville since 2009, added that all safety procedures by mountain authorities 'had been respected'.
The resort hired a top lawyer, Maurice Bodecher, who is a specialist in ski and criminal law. Up until 2010 he was the head lawyer for the French Ski Federation.
The footage from Schumacher’s helmet camera, which includes audio, was minutely analyzed by N-Tec, a research division within the police at Albertville that specializes in new technology.
The seven-time world champion is receiving round-the-clock care in intensive case in Grenoble University Hospital.
Wife Corinna, 44, with whom the champion has two children Gina Marie, 16, and Mick, 14, has remained at his bedside.
His family issued a statement last week saying that they 'strongly believe' he will recover. But they admitted he was 'still in a waking-up process'.
The family said the most important element of his recovery was not the speed but that it progressed in a 'continuous and controlled way'.
The update came in the wake of reports that Schumacher had contracted pneumonia.
The statement said: "Michael's family would like to again express their sincere thanks for the continuous sympathy coming from all over the world. The good wishes they receive help the family and we are convinced they also help Michael, who still is in a waking up process.
'As often in such situation, no day is like the next. The family is thankful for ones understanding that they would not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael’s privacy.
'As assured from the beginning we will continue to communicate any decisive new information on Michael’s health state. We are aware that the wake up phase can take a long time.
The judge found there was no criminal wrongdoing and Schumacher fell more than 30 feet onto a rock +4
The judge found there was no criminal wrongdoing and Schumacher fell more than 30 feet onto a rock
'The family continues to strongly believe in Michael's recovery and place all their trust in the doctors, nurses and nursing auxiliaries team.
'The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael’s healing process progresses in a continuous and controlled way.'
Schumacher receives food through a tube to his stomach, oxygen via a hose from a machine next to his bed as he still cannot breathe independently. Three times daily his joints and muscles are massaged to prevent atrophy and bed sores.
The coma suppressed his swallowing reflex, pain perception and his respiratory drive. He has to be acutely monitored around the clock during this wake-up phase to see if such things are returning naturally - if at all.
His blood is also thinned to prevent thrombosis and he is regularly turned and even stood straight up at times to keep blood flowing. He lies on a special air-filled mattress to prevent pressure sores and his urinary tract is under constant vigilance because of the danger of waste bacteria entering the bloodstream and causing another potentially fatal infection

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Post  Panda on Sat 22 Feb - 7:34

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/461130/Michael-Schumacher-ski-accident-F1-legend-gave-reactions-with-mouth-says-Felipe-Massa

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Post  Panda on Sun 23 Feb - 16:15

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2565777/Michael-Schumacher-knocked-motorcyclist-car-failing-way-roundabout-weeks-ski-crash.html

This is very insensitive when Schumacher is fighting for his life

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Post  malena stool on Sun 23 Feb - 20:03

Highlighting his accident in the press won't speed his claim through the courts, it's just a bit of name dropping. He's after his 15 minutes of fame.... the lengths some people will go to.

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Post  Panda on Sun 23 Feb - 21:08

malena stool wrote:Highlighting his accident in the press won't speed his claim through the courts, it's just a bit of name dropping. He's after his 15 minutes of fame.... the lengths some people will go to.

I think it's quite shameful to report it at this time malena.

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Post  malena stool on Sun 23 Feb - 21:18

Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:Highlighting his accident in the press won't speed his claim through the courts, it's just a bit of name dropping. He's after his 15 minutes of fame.... the lengths some people will go to.

I think it's quite shameful to report it at this time malena.
They perhaps think it might sell another paper or two. Pity they don't have the gonads to be as forthcoming with a story that shows the McCanns in a less than rosy light.

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Post  Panda on Sun 23 Feb - 21:22

malena stool wrote:
Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:Highlighting his accident in the press won't speed his claim through the courts, it's just a bit of name dropping. He's after his 15 minutes of fame.... the lengths some people will go to.

I think it's quite shameful to report it at this time malena.
They perhaps think it might sell another paper or two. Pity they don't have the gonads to be as forthcoming with a story that shows the McCanns in a less than rosy light.

The only way that is going to happen is if the McCanns lose their Libel case. Must admit, they have been invisible recently, no Clarence giving the Press the latest sighting.

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Post  malena stool on Mon 24 Feb - 22:51

Michael Schumacher Skiing Accident: Doctors 'Abandon Attempts' To Bring Him Out Of Coma
The Huffington Post UK | Posted: 24/02/2014 13:59 GMT | Updated: 24/02/2014 15:59 GMT

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/24/michael-schumacher-coma-skiing-accident_n_4846427.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D245622

Doctors have reportedly abandoned their attempts to bring Michael Schumacher out of a coma.

German news magazine Focus claims the waking-up process for the 45-year-old was put on hold last week due to unspecified "complications".

Schumacher, a seven-time Formula 1 world champion, has been comatose since he banged his head on a rock while skiing on 29 December.

Schumacher has been in a coma since 29 December

Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's official spokesperson, said on 30 January: "Michael’s sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up process which may take long time."

"For the protection of the family, it was originally agreed by the interested parties to communicate this information only once this process was consolidated."

Schumacher has spent the last eight weeks in the University of Grenoble hospital fighting for his life.

Earlier this month, it was denied he had contracted a lung infection

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Post  Panda on Tue 25 Feb - 7:38

After such a long time malena, it will be a miracle if he makes 100% recovery and no part of his Brain is damaged.

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Post  malena stool on Sat 1 Mar - 21:04

Michael Schumacher 'unlikely to make full recovery,' say neurologists
By AOL Travel, Mar 1, 2014

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Brain experts have said it is unlikely that Michael Schumacher will make a full recovery after a ski accident in France which left him in a coma.

The 45-year-old's agent, Sabine Kehm, said in an email that "Michael is still in the wake-up phase" and "this phase can be long."

According to the Daily Telegraph, Dr Tipu Aziz, professor of neurosurgery at Oxford University, who is not connected to the racing driver's care said: "It does not bode well. The fact that he hasn't woken up implies that the injury has been extremely severe and that a full recovery is improbable."

Anthony Strong, an emeritus chair in neurosurgery at King's College London, told the Daily Mail: "The longer someone is in a coma, the worse their recovery tends to be."

Last week, Formula One racing driver Felipe Massa said Schumacher's mouth 'moved' when he visited him in hospital.

Massa said: "He looks normal, and he also gave some reactions with the mouth and everything. So it's positive to look at him."

His family has said: "We all know: he is a fighter and will not give up!"

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Post  Panda on Wed 5 Mar - 6:24

That's sad news malena, there was optimism but it is such a long time that he has been in an induced coma, hard to believe he will not wake up with some damage.

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Re: Michael Schumacher fighting for his life

Post  Panda on Thu 6 Mar - 18:16

This is the latest news....9 hrs ago, sadly I think there will come a time when they turn the machine off.


http://www.fanatix.com/news/michael-schumacher-latest-news-ferrari-president-still-in-shock-over-skiing-accident/188323/

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Post  malena stool on Thu 6 Mar - 20:13

It depends hust how long the family will want to wait before withdrawing treatment Panda. The medics will advise them but it will eventually be down to his wife.

As an aside, a piece of trivia... the longest recorded coma was 37 years and 111 days.

Elaine Esposito (December 3, 1934 – November 25, 1978) holds the record for longest coma according to the Guinness World Records, having slipped into a coma in 1941 during an emergency procedure for a ruptured appendix and eventually dying in that condition more than 37 years later.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Elaine_Esposito

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Post  Panda on Fri 7 Mar - 7:39

malena stool wrote:It depends hust how long the family will want to wait before withdrawing treatment Panda. The medics will advise them but it will eventually be down to his wife.

As an aside, a piece of trivia... the longest recorded coma was 37 years and 111 days.
 
Elaine Esposito (December 3, 1934 – November 25, 1978) holds the record for longest coma according to the Guinness World Records, having slipped into a coma in 1941 during an emergency procedure for a ruptured appendix and eventually dying in that condition more than 37 years later.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Elaine_Esposito

You would think the Family and Medics would have agreed to pull the plug out of consideration to the Patient .

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Post  malena stool on Fri 7 Mar - 22:19

Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:It depends hust how long the family will want to wait before withdrawing treatment Panda. The medics will advise them but it will eventually be down to his wife.

As an aside, a piece of trivia... the longest recorded coma was 37 years and 111 days.
 
Elaine Esposito (December 3, 1934 – November 25, 1978) holds the record for longest coma according to the Guinness World Records, having slipped into a coma in 1941 during an emergency procedure for a ruptured appendix and eventually dying in that condition more than 37 years later.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Elaine_Esposito

You would think the Family and Medics would have agreed to pull the plug out of consideration to the Patient .
Hope springs eternal.....

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Post  Panda on Sat 8 Mar - 8:33

malena stool wrote:
Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:It depends hust how long the family will want to wait before withdrawing treatment Panda. The medics will advise them but it will eventually be down to his wife.

As an aside, a piece of trivia... the longest recorded coma was 37 years and 111 days.
 
Elaine Esposito (December 3, 1934 – November 25, 1978) holds the record for longest coma according to the Guinness World Records, having slipped into a coma in 1941 during an emergency procedure for a ruptured appendix and eventually dying in that condition more than 37 years later.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Elaine_Esposito

You would think the Family and Medics would have agreed to pull the plug out of consideration to the Patient .
Hope springs eternal.....

Yes, it's a sad decision to make, his wife was living in the Hospital, sleeping in a bed near him, the last I read the Doctors were concerned about blood clots in his Brain. 37 years!!!!!!! that's half a lifetime.

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Post  malena stool on Sat 8 Mar - 10:21

Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:
Panda wrote:
malena stool wrote:It depends hust how long the family will want to wait before withdrawing treatment Panda. The medics will advise them but it will eventually be down to his wife.

As an aside, a piece of trivia... the longest recorded coma was 37 years and 111 days.
 
Elaine Esposito (December 3, 1934 – November 25, 1978) holds the record for longest coma according to the Guinness World Records, having slipped into a coma in 1941 during an emergency procedure for a ruptured appendix and eventually dying in that condition more than 37 years later.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Elaine_Esposito

You would think the Family and Medics would have agreed to pull the plug out of consideration to the Patient .
Hope springs eternal.....

Yes, it's a sad decision to make, his wife was living in the Hospital, sleeping in a bed near him, the last I read the Doctors were concerned about blood clots in his Brain. 37 years!!!!!!! that's half a lifetime.
Not an easy decision to make at all, to withdraw treatment from their loved one is perhaps the toughest his family will ever have to take.

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Re: Michael Schumacher fighting for his life

Post  kitti on Sat 8 Mar - 11:52

It depends how much Brain damage there is.



If it's 100 % then there is no hope off recovery BUT if it isn't then there is a glimmer off hope he will come round albeit massively brain damaged.



Sometimes the brain can heal itself but again it all depends how much damage there is.

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Re: Michael Schumacher fighting for his life

Post  Guest on Sat 8 Mar - 12:07

anyone who is not out of a chemically induced coma after two weeks probably won't. sad but true. 

 

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Post  malena stool on Sat 8 Mar - 19:36

Michael Schumacher's family told only "a miracle" can save him

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Doctors treating Michael Schumacher after a ski accident in France left him in a coma have reportedly told his family that only "a miracle" can save the Formula One racing star, sources claim.

According to the Daily Mail, a senior German journalist said: "He is in terrible shape but until the family issue a statement we cannot write about it. The family have, we are told, been informed that only a miracle can bring him back now."

But Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the 45-year-old is no longer on a ventilator and is breathing on his own.

The Daily Telegraph reports that a statement released on Friday by Schumacher's management insisted there has been no change.

It read: "Michael is still in a wake up phase, the situation has not altered."

Schumacher is being treated in a hospital in Grenoble and his management have kept news of his condition to a minimum.

One magazine reported two weeks ago that the wake-up phase was stopped due to complications and he was placed back in a coma.

Before this, Jean-Marc Orgogozo, Professor of Neurology at the University of Bordeaux, who is not involved in Schumacher's treatment, said: "Every day, every week in a coma the chances decline that the situation is improving."

Schumacher's family took to his webpage and wrote: "We all know: he is a fighter and will not give up! We are deeply moved that there is no let up in the good wishes for Michael from around the world.

"That gives us strength. Thank you all of you!"

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Post  cherry1 on Mon 10 Mar - 22:23

Hopefully there will be a miracle   

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