BRET MICHAELS Doctor Says He Will Make Full Recovery

Date April 30, 2010 / 972 reads

"Bret Michaels' is expected to make a full recovery from a brain hemorrhage" said Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, who has been leading the team treating Bret since he suffered the brain hemorrhage last week.

"There is no doubt that Mr. Michaels' condition is serious. Mr. Michaels will continue to undergo testing considering we have hit a few roadblocks, including hyponatremia, severe cranial and back pain suffered from blood drainage, an emergency appendectomy performed a week earlier and a lifelong history of Type 1 diabetes," Zabramski said in a statement released Friday by Michaels' publicist, Joann Mignano.

"However, Bret's sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable. He has an unbelievable fight in him and told me what kept him alive at the moment of the hemorrhage was that he did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor." It was a combination of Bret's fight to stay conscious during the hemorrhage and get to the emergency room, and the immediate medical attention provided by our staff at Barrow that enabled us to stabilize his condition."

There will be a press conference next Tuesday in Phoenix where Barrow neurologists and neurosurgeons will discuss and update his condition, treatment and prognosis in full detail.