This is from a close source who has ties with the Greenwoods. If somebody truly knows details the don't necessarily align with these, then please know that i'm not sharing these because i'm spreading rumors or have any ill intentions (i'd hope you'd give me the benefit of that doubt). I'm only sharing this because I don't think anyone has posted any real details yet. With that said, and regardless of the accuracy, our thoughts and/or prayers need to go out to Brett and his family.
Ok ------ Apparently, Brett was working out alongside the sophomores prior to their game on Friday evening. He collapsed suddenly, and thankfully there were enough folks around who were 'with it' enough to know that something was terribly wrong. I suppose this is a different feeling then you'd get if somebody were to faint or have a panic attack, which I assume we've all been involved with, or been through at some point.
They couldn't detect a heartbeat and got a defib' out very quickly and began trying to get any type of heart beat. They were able to have minimal success with his heart starting and stopping until the paramedics arrived. The parademics had similiar results on scene and in the ambulance all the way to Trinity. Once they got him to the hospital, they were finally able to restore his heartbeat at least to a point were they were comfortable to helocopter him to the University. Apparently, he was without a consistent heartbeat for about 15-20 minutes. Anyone who is somewhat familiar with anything medical knows that brain damage begins to occur after 6-8 minutes depending on the patient. Also, I do know that Trinity happens to have one of the better Cardiology teams in the state and they were basically waiting for Brett when he arrived at that hospital. They were the ones who made the determination that it was best to transport him to the University. This ought to tell you how bad it was....
Also, I was told that a comment one of the doctors made was that if this was a 50-60 year old man, they would've let him die peacefully. But, because Brett is such a strong, young man, they weren't going to let him go that easily. They felt the fight in him.
Since Brett has been at the U of I hospital, he has been in a medically induced coma for his own safety. Apparently, the were able to create some type of 'gag reflex' with him, which I guess is a good sign. Again, I don't have anything close to a medical background, but I guess brain dead patients aren't able to manufactuer these types of reflexes. So, he's in stable but still very critical condition. They still don't know a whole lot about what his condition will be like or if he will return to any normality.
That is all I was told. And again, I certainly apologize if this isn't completely accurate. Everyone knows how these types of details travel through the grapevine. I just figured i'd share what I knew to be true with all my fellow Hawkeye fans.
Stay strong Brett. The Hawks could go 1-11 this year, and if it meant you regained your strength and are able to live a normal life, it'd all be worth it.
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