Brett Michaels, suffered another major medical blow today. Rushed to the hospital because of numbness, doctors discovered a “hole in his heart” that they are now treating. The good news is that he can make a full recovery, the bad news is he has to have additional outpatient care to treat his condition.
His doctor said, “There is no doubt that the positive Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is devastating news to Bret and his family. The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) or warning stroke; however we feel it is highly unlikely this is connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks earlier. Once again it is great that he quickly reacted to the severe numbness and got to the hospital immediately.”
“I realize Bret Michaels wants to make a full recovery so that he can be active with his family, attempt to attend the finale of Celebrity Apprentice and especially get back on the road to continue making music. Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100% recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have.”
“However, Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100% yet, especially with the hole found in his heart. Further tests will be conducted throughout the week and I will have more information next week as to how this Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) will be treated. For now, Bret will be treated with outpatient care which includes a daily injection of Lovenox (a blood thinner to reduce the chance of blood clots) and blood tests.”
Bret Michaels appeared on Oprah yesterday, where he described his near death experience and his beautiful baby girl Raine, expressed her sorrow at the thought of losing her dad at such a young age. She told Oprah she was sad to think her dad may never get to walk her down the aisle, or see his grandchildren. What an old soul Raine is.
Hopefully, Bret our favorite Pisces rocker, will take some well needed time off and just spend it with his family. The road may be his mistress, but his heart belongs at home. We wish him a speedy recovery. We love ya Bret!