Michael Schumacher Health Status News: Slow Recovery, Champ May Take Years to Fully Recover

By Kanika Gupta - 09 May '16 15:40PM
  • Michael Schumacher Health Status News: Slow Recovery, Champ May Take Years to Fully Recover
  • (Photo : Aécio Neves / Flickr) Michael Schumacher’s health status has still eluded the outside world, thanks to the medial blackout enforced by the family. However, according to an insider, the recovery process of Schumacher is painfully slow and not as fast as the family would like it to be. Medical experts even speculate that it may take up to years before he can fully recover.

In a news report, the source claimed, "Progress is painfully slow. There is no miracle on the horizon." Schumacher is undergoing treatment and recovery in his house in Switzerland that overlooks Lake Geneva. To prevent media or fans from taking pictures when he is taken out in the garden on a wheelchair, specialized tents have been pitched around the house's perimeter. It is a well known fact that that the champ is unable to walk and needs to move around in a wheelchair.

There are also reports that ever since his accident, he hasn't uttered a word and has been in a medical induced coma. He is also not very well informed about his immediate surroundings. A 15-men medical team caters to his needs every day. The team reports to Jean-Francois Payen, the doctor responsible for removing blood clots from his brain after the ski accident.

Professor Payen also updates Schumacher's wife Corina and his kids Mick, 15, and Gina-Maria, 17, about his health status. Reportedly, he has already set the expectations of the potential outcomes.

Moreover, a medical insider mentions that the cost of Schumacher's treatment since his accident has already reached £10 million. Peter Hamlyn, a spinal and neurological surgeon and a consultant, adds that Schumacher may or may not fully recover. This kind of injury may take years to heal completely, if it heals at all.

He said, "If you look at severe head injury victims who go on to make a good recovery - and I'm not saying all do - it will always be a story of years. The first months are dominated by questions of survival. Gradually as the weeks and months go by those questions of survival turn into questions of the quality of survival."

Family and friends are still hoping for Schumacher's recovery.

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