Celebrity Apprentice contestant and Poison frontman Bret Michaels is still critical and still in an intensive care unit (ICU), according to MTV. But Bret Michaels has had numerous tests run so far in an effort to locate why he is still bleeding in his brain. These tests and their explanations are listed below, but a key component of what is going on with Bret now is how Bret said he felt prior to going to the hospital.
Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Bret Michaels Still Critical: Tests Run By the Hospital To Date
Bret Michaels had a brain hemorrhage on Thursday, April 22, according to his manager Janna Elias and other sources, but he remains in critical condition in an ICU in spite of the many tests that have been run to date. One of the tests, a CAT scan, has been completed several times to try and find the source of Bret’s bleeding in the brain. But Bret has had more than one MRI too, and an angiogram. And there is still uncertainty about the cause of the bleeding, so ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Bret Michaels is still in critical condition.
Brain Bleeding Cause That Could Be Affecting Bret Michaels: Aneurysm
Bret told others that he had the worst headache of his life and that it felt like, “[getting] hit in the head with a baseball bat over and over again.” That is one symptom that can occur when you have a aneurysm in the brain. If a blood vessel wall weakens in the brain, an aneurysm can occur. This weakening of the brain’s blood vessel wall can occur anywhere inside the brain, and it can be due to injury or occur at birth. ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Bret Michaels could have experienced an aneurysm either way.
Bret’s Doctors Say He Was Bleeding From Base of Brain: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant and Hemorrhage
Bret’s doctors used the term subarachnoid hemorrhage to describe the bleeding occuring in Bret Michaels’ brain. This internal brain bleeding generally occurs due to an aneurysm. Blood begins to pool up within the blood vessel wall, creating a type of balloon-look, kind of like a berry hanging from a stem, according to the Mayo Clinic.
And Bret’s injury, which involved getting hit over the head from a falling object, could have produced this problem. However, it could have also been present when Bret, a ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant this season, was born too.
Bret Michaels Still Critical: Understanding Bret Michaels’ Aneurysm and Rupturing Symptom
Since there are different types of aneurysm’s, knowing the symptoms being experienced helps doctors determine cause. According to Medline Plus, double vision, loss of vision, headaches, as well as eye and neck pain can all be experienced. Getting a ‘worst headache of your life’ indicates that your aneurysm has actually ruptured.
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant Bret Michaels: Aneurysm Ruptured, Now What
Bret Michaels is still critical and in an ICU because his aneurysm did rupture, and according to the most recent reports, Bret is now experiencing blurred vision, slurred speech, and dizziness. The blurred vision is an expected symptom of an aneurysm, according to Medline Plus. And if the aneurysm affected other parts of Bret’s brain besides the base of the brain, it could impact his speech too and produce the dizziness.
That is why doctors are giving ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Bret Michaels so many tests; they need to determine exactly what caused the aneurysm to prevent recurrence, if possible.
Bret Michael’s CAT, MRI, and Angiogram Tests: The CAT SCAN
Bret has had a CAT Scan, also known as a CT Scan. This test is officially known as computerized tomography. It basically is x-rays of the tissue and bones in a person’s body. In Bret Michaels’ case, it is a lot of pictures that are taken at different angles of his brain tissue, providing doctors with a good look at Bret’s brain tissue.
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant Bret Michaels and an MRI Test
An MRI, which the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant has also undergone more than once since being in the hospital, is officially called a magnetic resonance imaging test. This test uses radio waves and the magnetic field to provide doctors with a snapshot photo of your organs and body tissues. The brain is an organ and contains tissues, so an MRI test was done on Bret more than once.
Bret and the Angiogram Test
The purpose of Bret’s angiogram test is for the doctors to have a looksee into Bret’s blood vessels. If a blood vessel has developed into an aneurysm, others could be developing too, if it were caused at birth. This test enables doctors to see if Bret Michaels, the Poison frontman and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant, might be in danger of experiencing another aneurysm and just where the ballooning of the blood vessel occurred.
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant Bret Michaels Still Critical: Bret Michaels and His Prognosis
Fans of the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant were treated to a reminder of the Bret they know on the most recent ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ show, which had been filmed prior to his 911 call and hospitalization. The show, in an effort to keep concern for Bret at the forefront, made a statement about his continued critical condition during the most recent televised episode. And Bret Michaels, as of Monday morning, April 26, continues to be in critical condition and in the ICU.