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Old 31.01.2014, 09:42
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

The French papers have been spot on though, everything they have said has been confirmed days later. They must be getting info from a member of hospital staff... I'm surprised the hospital haven't dealt with that!
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Old 12.02.2014, 12:35
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

I just thought yesterday that my High German was so bad when I read it in 20Mintues that Schumacher contracted lung infection

Actually, it turned out to be true: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...infection.html
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Old 12.02.2014, 12:53
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I just thought yesterday that my High German was so bad when I read it in 20Mintues that Schumacher contracted lung infection

Actually, it turned out to be true: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...infection.html
It's quite common for patient on long term ventilation.

6 weeks now though…
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Some small sign he's returning:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26541565

Fingers crossed all will eventually be well with him.
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Old 13.03.2014, 09:42
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

It's a sad fact of life but I am pretty sure someone with less money would have had their life support machine turned off by now.

With all the reports and 'rumours' it would seem that if he was to 'recover' he would have no quality of life.
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Old 13.03.2014, 09:50
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

I can understand the family holding onto all hope. But I don't think MS is the kind of person that would cope well with being disabled should he wake up. I hope his family consider this.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Whether that's true for anyone else, if they can afford it that's their decision.

I think it's too early to say what quality of life he may or may not have. The brain is a remarkable creation so we'll just have to continue waiting and hoping for further improvements.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

I spoke to someone who knows one of his nurses this week. Her opinion was that he would not regain conciousness.
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Old 14.03.2014, 23:12
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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I spoke to someone who knows one of his nurses this week. Her opinion was that he would not regain conciousness.
Miracles happen.
But in all honesty, I really doubt it in this case (considering that there is probably little about this case that we don't know).
Which is truly absurd, considering that he has been driving around in a 700 HP coffin for pretty much all of his life, only to die by basically falling onto a rock in the wrong angle, with near zero speed.
I assume, though, that he has a patient's provision (given his previous occupation plus his reputation for being a bit of a control-freak) and doctors, family-members will act accordingly, no doubt.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

His wife is hoping to bring him home to a special facility being built at their property.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20140330/schu...-medical-suite

Who knows? Maybe a change of place will have some effect on him. Normal sounds of familiar things going on around him.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness", according to his agent.
The seven-time Formula 1 world champion suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps on 29 December, and has been kept in a coma to help reduce the swelling in his brain.

Just come across on the BBC.
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Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness", according to his agent.
The seven-time Formula 1 world champion suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps on 29 December, and has been kept in a coma to help reduce the swelling in his brain.

Just come across on the BBC.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...ski-crash.html
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

I'm watching the latest set of documentaries by Louis Theroux. This time he is in LA and a couple of weeks ago he visited people who were dying from various conditions.

One guy had come into the high dependency unit from his initial emergency care after an overdose. He had brain damage. His prognosis was "very poor" and his family were told that he would never recover from his persistent vegetative state. His scans consistently showed no improvement and all tests pointed to the same outcome; they should switch off his life support.

The family, obviously, wanted to keep fighting and the hospital staff were doing their best to manage their expectations, as well as give them a gentle reality check.

After 37 days, he started showing signs of awareness and started responding to various stimuli.

When the camera crews came back a couple of weeks later, he was awake, eating from a spoon and able to answer simple questions.

The follow up several months later showed him walking back into the hospital to meet the team that cared for him. He had made a virtually full recovery.

I'm not saying this will happen with Schumacher but sometimes the medical professionals get it wrong. The brain is probably still far too complex for us to understand fully.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

New rumour that he is out of ICU.

http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/...bafaff72f.html

No update from Kehm though, last update was early April. Does anyone live in Gland? Go and bang on her door and ask for an update
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

The above is in conflict with this, dated yesterday.

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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Until there's an official announcement on his condition then everything else is pure speculation. For every article that says he's improving there's another one that says there's little or no hope.

Personally I take all reports regarding his current condition with a large pinch of salt.
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The above is in conflict with this, dated yesterday.

Doctors attending to the health of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher have told fans to prepare for the worst possible news.
That seems to be based on an article from March quoting an ex Formula 1 doctor, and on his latest blog entry about Schumacher from 1 June:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sp...-30125455.html

http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/201...ive-months-on/

He apparently works at the University Hospital in Liège:
http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/about/

The same place where researchers discovered that people in persistent vegetative state could communicate:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8497148.stm
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/doc...ory?id=9159555
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2006...ories3.science

So it seems a bit surprising that he should take such a negative view of Schumacher's prospects, or even be saying anything at all if he does not know what Schumacher's condition really is.

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New rumour that he is out of ICU.

http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/...bafaff72f.html

No update from Kehm though, last update was early April. Does anyone live in Gland? Go and bang on her door and ask for an update
Knock the door? It's more of a big gate with cameras and stuff, the house is not even visible!
I pass quite regularly but have not yet popped in for a coffee.
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New rumour that he is out of ICU.

http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/...bafaff72f.html

No update from Kehm though, last update was early April. Does anyone live in Gland? Go and bang on her door and ask for an update
"Out of ICU" just means he is "stable", and no longer requires intensive watching over.

Now he lies in a special sort-of bed, attached to tubes and machines, having therapy to keep his muscles from atrophying.

Very sad, for everyone involved.
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Knock the door? It's more of a big gate with cameras and stuff, the house is not even visible!
I pass quite regularly but have not yet popped in for a coffee.
Ha, I didn't mean the family home! I think he/Sabine Kehm has an office in the town, haha!
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