Bret Michaels experiencing
setback after his condition was upgraded to stable
According to RadarOnline, Bret Michaels is having an unexpected relapse in his recovery. The Poison frontman-turned-reality tv star is experiencing a side effect from the subarachnoid brain hemorrhage he had last week. The condition is known as “hyponatremia,” which is a lack of sodium in the body that leads to seizures.
Doctors report this can be a painful recovery that takes weeks or months to overcome. It can occur after a subarachnoid hemorrhage like Michaels had.
The news of Bret Michaels’ relapse comes shortly after a post to his Facebook page condition was upgraded to stable. The setback for Michaels is upsetting to his fans. A publicist said earlier today his supporters got their hopes up when the news of his stable condition was announced.
According to RadarOnline, the status of Michaels’ setback was premature and that his condition was actually worsening.
Test results on Bret Michaels proved he suffered a type of stroke that caused bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces surrounding the of the brain.
On Bret Michaels’ Facebook posting, his camp writes:
“Many people are speculating Michaels head injury [came] from a prop striking the singer at the Tony awards last June. 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.”
They also posted of the stroke Michaels’ fell victim to, “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.”
The post continues that Michaels’ status following the hemorrhage is not all horrible. ” 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.”
Bret Michaels’ recovery will be a long road, after facing a major setback. A relapse after enduring a subarachnoid hemorrhage is not uncommon. Let’s hope Michaels will upgrade to stable again soon.