As Bret Michaels remains in the ICU under heavy sedaditves after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage on Thursday night, sources are now shedding light on what prompted the reality star to get himself to the hospital.
Michaels reportedly suffered from what doctors call 'thunderclap headaches,' which are defined by the suddenness and severity of their pain.
A source says he felt "like [getting] hit in the head with a baseball bat over and over again."
That sounds awful! Thank goodness he knew to take them seriously!!
Meanwhile, doctors are still searching for the source of the bleeding in his brain.
Dr. Keith Siller, of NYU's Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, says:
"In some patients, doctors never find the source."
However, this is because the bleeding could be small, and the rupture can sometimes cure itself. Apparently then "you basically just wait for the symptoms to go away" while doctors monitor for complications. Siller also asserts that "they're on the better end of things," even though Michaels might need speech or physical therapy as a part of his recovery!
We're just grateful he survived and seems to be on the mend! It may a difficult road to recovery, but the worst seems to be over!
Positive thoughts are coming your way, Bret!
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