logik wrote: »
In fairness, after what, 1.5 weeks there does not seem to be major changes. I am starting to worry a little now. It's not looking good.
Breaking news - http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/schumacher-s-wife-corinna-pleads-with-media-to-leave-them-alone/Schumacher's wife Corinna pleads with media to leave them alone
As speculation and rumours persist, the Schumacher family has had enough.
Story by: Rainier Ehrhardt
Schumacher's wife Corinna pleads with media to leave them alone
"Please leave our family in peace."
Those were the words used in a statement by Corinna Schumacher, wife of the seven-time World Champion who is still fighting for his life after falling in a ski accident last week in the French Alps. He remains in critical but stable condition.
In a release made available on Tuesday morning by the driver's longtime manager Sabine Kehm, the German champion's wife pleaded with the media to let the doctors work and leave the family alone following numerous speculative or false reports by the media, many of whom have been camped outside the Grenoble Hospital for days.
"Please support us in our common fight with Michael. It is important to me that you leave the doctors and the hospital so that they can work in peace. I ask you to trust their statements and leave the clinic."
Myrddin wrote: »
Unfortunately, any plea for privacy just ends up being it's own media headline....as we can see here. I feel for the family, I really do. There's no escaping the media, & while the media can serve a valid & important function in society, for me it's drowned very much out by scheming vile parasites who wish nothing more than to make money from this misery.
De Hipster wrote: »
I am following this closely as a huge long-term Michael Schumacher fan...which in many ways implicates me as much as anyone in the harassment of the family...
Pawwed Rig wrote: »
I think this is an interesting point and I am going to differ slightly from Myrddin on this.
I think in general the people (including fans) who wish him well and are interested in his well being are happy to wait for the official word on his updates. Those that jump on every bit of gossip from less than ideal sources are the ones that share the guilt. After all there is no supply without demand.
I would think Michaels family understand how many people are generally upset at his predicament and genuinely wish him well.
Then there are the voyeurs who would love to see a video of him suffering in his hospital bed.
I suppose in a F1 sense there are some that enjoy the sport and those that like the crashes.
The fact that you are asking the question would tell me you fall into the better category
Myrddin wrote: »
Two weeks today...seems a lot longer
robinwing wrote: »
Doctors began tests on stricken F1 legend Michael Schumacher's brain today in a bid to precisely locate the area where he suffered massive damage in his pre-Christmas ski accident.
Schumacher has been in a artificially-induced coma for 15 days and remains stable, but critically ill.
The medical team treating him in Grenoble, France, that there are still great fears of "unexpected complications," such as a brain brain hemorrhage and infection, according to reports.
A small part of his skull has been removed in a bid to relieve pressure on his brain, according to a Zurich paper at the weekend,.
Swiss neurosurgeon Frédéric Rossi told the Zurich Tagesanzeiger that the list of dangers from such an op "is long, ranging from swelling to bleeding to the accidental opening of the brain's outer membrane."
Schumacher, 44, was out skiing with friends and his 14-year-old son Mick on December 29 when he fell on to rocks at the French resort of Meribel. He had to be helicoptered to hospital and has been fighting for his life ever since.
His wife Corinna and his two children remain at his bedside in a constant vigil and high-profile figures from the world of F1, industry and showbiz continue to make brief visits to see him.
( written by Don Mackay in the Mirror newspaper today)
Peanut Butter Jelly wrote: »
He turned 45 on the 3rd of this month, and all the articles that I have read have him as 44, so I feel it's a case that one paper ran the story and the rest are copying and pasting it without really checking it out.
irishgeo wrote: »
its not looking good if they cant wake him up.
Larbre34 wrote: »
The only yardstick I know is the Richard Hammond thing, which was 2 weeks in a coma followed by 3.5 years of very gradual recovery to being even remotely close to feeling as he had before the accident.
Sadly Michael Schumacher is very unlikely to ever again resemble the man his fans have known for 25 years, should he survive. The longer he remains in a coma the more I wonder would a man of his ambition and activity rather not survive, than be dependent on intervention and assistance for the rest of his days.