Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition
F1 Driver, Michael Schumacher, is in a medically induced coma after suffering a head injury from a skiing accident
by Jim Davis | 12 February 2014
It’s being reported that Michael Schumacher, former Mercedes F1 driver and current Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, is currently at a hospital in Grenoble, France after suffering a critical head injury over the weekend from a skiing accident. The director at the Meribel resort where Schumacher fell on Sunday said he had fallen and hit his head on a rock, with Schumacher wearing a helmet at the time of his fall. According to chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen, ”He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation. … We are working hour by hour.”
We’ll keep you up-to-date on Schumacher’s condition, and to Michael and his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
UPDATE 1/2/14: Michael Schumacher is currently in stable yet critical condition which is both good news and bad. Doctors have refused to give a prognosis for Schumacher and said they are trying to currently trying to reduce swelling in his brain by keeping him in a coma and keeping his body temperature between 93.2 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.We will continue to keep him and his family in our thoughts and our prayers.
UPDATE 2/12/14: Michael Schumacher is still in a coma after his skiing accident that occurred in France on Dec. 29. He is now reportedly suffering from pneumonia, which is common among coma patients due to being on a ventilator and not being able to swallow and cough. Doctors have been trying to wake Schumacher up for 2 1/2 weeks but have reportedly put the process on hold while they treat his lung infection with antibiotics.