Schumacher opens eyes but doctors term future uncertain
It has been 25 weeks since Michael Schumacher suffered a life threatening skiing accident while he was holidaying with family and friends at the French resort of Meribel. On Monday, manager Sabine Kehm announced that the F1 legend is not in a coma anymore and has been transported 120 miles from Gernoble Hospital to Lausanne for rehabilitation.
During the transfer from Gernoble Hospital to University Hospital Lausanne, Schumacher opened his eyes and was conscious. His transfer was kept a secret with ambulance staff being kept in the dark about the identity of the patient while they had to relinquish their mobile phones on arrival at Grenoble, should they leak out any information of the noted occupant.
Schumacher had lost a great deal of weight while in hospital and only communicated by nodding his head while his eyes remained open for most of the journey. Schumacher is not talking but there is some degree of communication while he tires easily and needs a lot of rest.
However, despite such positive reports about the F1 legend, doctors at the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland state that the 45 year old racer is still drifting in and out of consciousness and could be there for the long haul. However, since he no longer needs intensive car he has been shifted from Gernoble to University Hospital Lausanne which is closer to his home where he will be closely monitored in what can be termed as one of the best equipped and most modern hospital.