Michelle Money reveals daughter Brielle got extubated and is off the ventilator

On Thursday, Michelle Money revealed her 15-year-old daughter made huge progress and was starting to open her eyes following her skateboarding accident almost two weeks ago. 

And one day later, the former Bachelor star said that Brielle got extubated and is off the ventilator, getting weaned off the drugs and her neck brace removed.

Michelle called her daughter ‘a fighter,’ adding that she’s so emotional now but so proud of her baby girl: ‘Things are going really good.’ 

The latest: The former Bachelor star Michelle Money said that Brielle got extubated and off the ventilator, getting weaned off the drugs and her neck brace removed

When a person is extubated, it means the endrotracheal tube was taken out of her airways, the last step in being taken off a ventilator.

In the Instagram stories, which she captioned with Day 12 – signifying 12 days since Brielle’s skateboarding accident that occurred without a helmet. 

‘Guess who got extubated today? Brie. You guys she’s got her neck brace off. She’s off the ventilator. She is off of most of her drugs. We’re just weaning her. She’s on a lot of morphine but she is a fighter.’ 

Adding: ‘She’s moving. It’s just been so emotional, I’m so proud of her. Things are going really good. I’ll update you guys later tonight.’

Day 12: Michelle called her daughter ‘a fighter,’ adding that she’s so emotional now but so proud of her baby girl: ‘Things are going really good’

She also shared an image of Brielle’s hair, which she braided for her.

Michelle captioned the image with: ‘Spent the entire night working through her hair. It was so bitter sweet. Five hours of combing though blood, eeg glue, and matted hair and all the snarls from 12 days of laying in this bed (sic).’

She also a snap of items she received from a friend for hair, which included coconut oil, a hair mask, a wash and a spray in treatment. 

On Wednesday, the 39-year-old former contestant of The Bachelor posted a video on her Instagram as she revealed that the teenager is making great progress and is trying to open her eyes.

No doubt a huge amount of stress is beginning to be lifted from Michelle’s shoulders as she revealed: ‘Things are moving fast. We’re moving all these things and they’re happening faster than we thought, so I’m just so relieved.’

Doting mother: Michelle captioned the image with: ‘Spent the entire night working through her hair. It was so bitter sweet. Five hours of combing though blood, eeg glue, and matted hair and all the snarls from 12 days of laying in this bed (sic)’

Better! Michelle Money gave an encouraging update on the status of her 15-year-old daughter Brielle who is in a medically induced coma after a skateboarding accident. The 39-year-old former contestant of The Bachelor posted a video on her Instagram on Thursday as she revealed that the teenager is making great progress and is trying to open her eyes

The star shared a video of her child moving her hand.

‘SO MUCH PROGRESS!!! I do not say this flippantly, your prayers are being heard and felt. Brielle is doing so well. She is off almost all of her IV medications. She is still on the Dilaudid but they are trying to get her off of that today,’ said Michelle.

‘They will switch to giving her morphine through a feeding tube. The nurse said that it is a 20 day weaning process on morphine to get her off of the pain, sedation and paralytic medicines. 

‘Brielle started moving and will raise her eyebrows when yelled at or pinched. The medical staff is asking her to squeeze their fingers or move her toes and she will do it most of the time. Her left side is definitely more responsive than her right side. She moves her left hand a lot (video) and is getting some expressions in her face. – The sensor is out of her head!!!! So happy about that.’

She then said Brielle was getting an MRI and CT scan ‘around noon’: ‘She might not need the CT scan, they are checking with Trauma to see. Here is some other big news, depending upon how early we get this MRI done and how much sedation/paralytic they have to give her to hold still, she could potentially get extubated today (where they take that breathing tube out of her throat).’

Money said that ‘would be such a big thing for Brielle.’ 

Good news: Money gave an encouraging update on the status of her 15-year-old daughter Brielle who is in a medically induced coma after a skateboarding accident

Bond: Michelle has been very active on social media as she recently shared this selfie with her teenage daughter

She was joined by her Canadian professional golfer boyfriend, Mike Weir, in the video taken from inside of a vehicle.

Michelle said: ‘Brielle’s waking up. We got her off of a lot of the sedatives, she’s getting her bolt removed today, she’s making movements. I played her favorite song in her ear and she kind of tried to open her eyes. It was so incredible.’

The two had just picked up food from Chik Fil A  as they took a short break from being in the hospital room. 

Relief: The 39-year-old former contestant of The Bachelor posted a video on her Instagram on Wednesday as she revealed that the teenager is making great progress and is trying to open her eyes

Duo: She was joined by her Canadian professional golfer boyfriend, Mike Weir, in the video taken from inside of a vehicle

Encouragement: Michelle said: ‘Brielle’s waking up. We got her off of a lot of the sedatives, she’s getting her bolt removed today, she’s making movements. I played her favorite song in her ear and she kind of tried to open her eyes. It was so incredible’

Good spirits: Michelle definitely seemed happy with the progress

Michelle’s 39-year-old professional athlete boyfriend also posted the video on his account writing: ‘Great news today!

‘I took Michelle lunch from Chick-fil-a in honor of Brielle! It’s her favorite! She’s making huge progress today and starting to try to open her eyes and move! Go Brie!’

The latest update came a day after Michelle’s ex and Brielle’s father revealed that the teenager has pneumonia.  

‘Things are moving fast’: The two had just picked up food from Chik Fil A as they took a short break from being in the hospital room

‘Best friend bracelet’: Michelle shared this snap of herself holding hands with Brielle as they await her awaking from medically induced coma

The 39-year-old businessman took to his Instagram on Tuesday night to share a generally positive update on his daughter’s condition after her skateboarding accident.

He shared a black and white photo of his daughter as he revealed Brielle has ‘a slight bout of pneumonia’ in which ‘her lungs are going to need assistance for a bit.’

Despite the bit of bad news there are several reasons for optimism including that she is been taken off a few medications as he revealed she was on Propofol, Dialaudid for pain management, versed to lessen agitation and anxiety, and Veucronium which is a paralytic.

‘Her lungs are going to need assistance for a bit’: Just the day prior, Michelle’s ex and father to Brielle, Ryan, revealed that their teenager has pneumonia 

He explained:  ‘Propofol has been the main medication that they have been giving to deal with the pressure in her brain. When the pressure spikes they usually bolster with the propofol.

‘TODAY they got her off of the propofol, which is HUGE news.’

He goes on to say that they have to keep her sedated due to things like her breathing tube and the fact that she is on several medications.

However the best bit of news came as he said: ‘Just spoke with the Nurse and Michelle, they said that [Brielle] is already moving and at times trying to open her eyes.

‘I can’t believe it’: Ryan recently shared this selfie featuring Brielle as the rest of his lengthy update was positive

‘I can’t believe it; Brielle is trying to wake up. We have been without our Brie for over a week and so we are overjoyed by this and cannot wait!!!!!

‘Next steps is to have her respond to orders like, “squeeze my fingers,” “Give me a thumbs up,” “can you open your eyes,” etc, or to see if she withdraws from pain, like pinching her feet or hands.’ 

Despite the trials and tribulations, the former couple have remained optimistic.  

Ryan concluded: ‘We are so happy, though, with this progress and can’t wait to see her open her eyes. We are so excited!!!!’

On Wednesday morning Michelle revealed her Instagram account was hacked as a scammer has attempted to extort her fans while she is waiting for her daughter to wake up from a medically induced coma. 

‘It’s not me’: Michelle Money has revealed her Instagram account was hacked as a scammer has attempted to extort her fans while she is waiting for her daughter to wake up from a medically induced coma

The star took to her Instagram Story to post a video warning her fans about the impostor.

She donned a medical mask at the hospital in the recorded video as she said: ‘You guys my Instagram account has been hacked and someone is reaching out to people asking for money. 

‘It is not me, please don’t send anyone money. I’m working on getting it fixed. I’m so sorry.’ 

She also posted a screenshot of a fake account as she reiterated to her fans not to send any money. 

‘I hope you rot in hell’: The 39-year-old former reality star took to her Instagram Story to post a video warning her fans about the impostor after her 15-year-old daughter’s skateboarding accident late last month

Concerned: Earlier on Wednesday morning, Michelle asked her fans if anyone has had any experience helping someone who has had a major brain injury recover

Michelle wrote: ‘Not real. Not me. Please do not send any money.’ 

She also said that handling the online incident prevented her from sharing a moment with her 15-year-old daughter.

Michelle wrote: ‘Also whoever made this I hope you rot in hell BECAUSE I JUST MISSED A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH BRIELLE TRYING TO WAKE UP.’ 

Michelle posted a similar update as she told her supporters that her 15-year-old was slowly being taken off medications and was one her way to waking up and that the day was full of ‘wins.’

While updating fans Money also held up a bag of her daughter’s brain fluid for those who were curious, in a set of Instagram stories posted Tuesday. 

Casual: While updating fans, Michelle Money held up a bag of her daughter’s brain fluid for those who were curious, in a set of Instagram stories posted Tuesday 

In Brielle’s hospital room, Michelle posed looking suspiciously at a medical bag filled with a golden colored liquid, which she described as brain fluid. 

‘Just holding a bag of my daughter’s brain fluid,’ she captioned it. ‘What are you up to?’

The former reality TV star stood in front of walls covered in photos of Brielle with friends and family. 

She donned tight black leggings and a green Nike zip-up jacket. 

Healthy fluid: In Brielle’s hospital room, there was a medical bag filled with a golden colored liquid which she described as brain fluid

New hobby: Sharing a photo of her new project that read ‘f*** this sh**,’ she said ‘Just starting some therapeutic cross-stitching over here waiting for my teenager to wake the f*** up’ 

She also shared that she is taking up cross-stitching while she waits for Brielle to wake up. 

Sharing a photo of her new project that read ‘f*** this sh**,’ she said ‘Just starting some therapeutic cross-stitching over here waiting for my teenager to wake the f*** up.’ 

Giving fans an end of day wrap up, as she left the hospital, she wrote ‘So many wins today! Lots of good things happening! So proud of this kid! She is such a fighter and I know she is trying to wake up!’

In the video, she explained ‘So many wins today, we got her off of the Propofol, we got her off of the paralyzing agent. I watched my daughter try to cough.’

The latest: Giving fans an end of day wrap up, as she left the hospital, she wrote ‘So many wins today! Lots of good things happening! So proud of this kid! She is such a fighter and I know she is trying to wake up’ 

‘You guys she’s coming back, it’s been such a good day. It’s been rough, she’s been up and down but she’s good, she’s stable, she’s trying to wakeup’ she continued.

Adding: ‘It’s gonna be a big day tomorrow…It will take a few days for her to actually get the sedation out of her body…It’s gonna take quite some time in fact.’

In Instagram stories she also said that Brielle was able to move her hand slightly since coming off of the paralyzing agent and that the cough was likely due to the Pneumonia she has.  

Earlier in the day, Michelle told  her supporters that Brielle was making great strides in her recovery while sharing an Instagram Story of her daughter’s hospital monitor.

There was some good news for Brielle, who Michelle revealed was almost done being weaned off the anesthetic Propofol.

Update: Michelle Money gave family, fans and friends a reassuring update on daughter Brielle’s status as she continues to remain in critical condition after her devastating skateboarding injury last week 

Michelle had previously expressed her worry that her daughter would come down with Propofol infusion syndrome, a possibly deadly complication people suffer after being sedated with high doses of the drug for extended periods of time. 

‘Brielle’s CPI [a measurement of brain pressure] is still in the teens BUT we are getting her off of Propofol today!,’ Money shared in the message timestamped 2:43pm.

‘She’s down from 175 to 40 right now and heading down 10 more every hour!’

It was going to be a slow journey for Brielle, as Michelle revealed the next steps.

Good news: Michelle revealed was almost done being weaned off the anesthetic Propofol, which mom had previously worried there would be complications from. She was also slowly reducing her dose of other medications

Little by little: Michelle revealed the next steps were to kick the paralyzing agent, then remove the bolts in her head and other sedatives. Above is a flashback photo of Brielle

‘Next to go will be the paralyzing agent! Then the bolt in her head then the other sedatives.’

But she was ready to be patient, telling fans: ‘This is a 4 day – 2 week process apparently!’

Later in the day, Michelle shared another one of her daily tributes to her only child, a heartbreaking video montage set to Audra Day’s inspirational track Rise Up and packed with beautiful photos and video of Brielle.

Brielle was found by some neighbors after coming off her skateboard last Sunday. She wasn’t wearing a helmet and suffered numerous fractures to her skull. 

Tragic: Later in the day, Michelle shared another one of her daily tributes to her only child, a heartbreaking video montage set to Audra Day’s inspirational track Rise Up and packed with beautiful photos and video of her pride and joy

Critical condition: Brielle was found by some neighbors after coming off her skateboard last Sunday. She wasn’t wearing a helmet and suffered numerous fractures to her skull

One week ago the Utah based hairstylist revealed the awful news of her daughter’s accident on Instagram with a photo of the teen tied up to life support machines.

‘She is in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure in her brain,’ the Bachelor Pad alum wrote at the time. 

‘She is in amazing hands up at Primary Children’s Hospital. Please, I am asking for prayers… She needs support and healing right now. And if you could send one up for me as well, I would appreciate it. This is the worst experience of my life.’  

‘Worst experience of my life’: This is the post that Michelle put on her social media last week when she revealed Brielle had been in an accident

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