Bret Michaels, whose music and all around personality as displayed on TV is amazing and authentic, is going to be just fine after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He’s even doing well enough at this point to have been discharged from the hospital and is now resting at an undisclosed place where he will receive physical therapy and continue to be monitored.
Bret is incredibly lucky. Fifteen to 20 percent of people who suffer subarachnoid hemorrhages die before they can even reach a hospital and an additional 20 percent arrive at a hospital with severe deficits that assure lifelong cognitive and physical issues.
During a press conference today, Bret’s doctor stated: “He’ll fortunately make a 100 percent recovery.”
A third angiogram determined no aneurysm had taken place in his brain and that bleeding was no longer occurring. He will receive a fourth angiogram in two weeks to monitor his progress.
While the news is fantastic, Bret is still unfortunately experiencing some pain. As the blood clot from his hemorrhage begins to “clear,” the clot’s various “blood products” create painful irritation inside the skull and along the spine. Most patients can take steroids to ease the discomfort but Bret’s diabetes prevent the use of such drugs. The clot should be clear in 7-10 days. In four to six weeks he will be able to resume is regular activities of rocking and being dad to Raine and Jorja.