Derek Anthony Health Update
Derek Anthony Health Update
By: Scott Welch
Owner MUSCLE INSIDER magazine
Those into the “hardcore” side of the bodybuilding scene will recognize the name Derek Anthony. He's the Long Island bad ass that many in the industry love to hate on! Derek's been in the industry both as a spokes model and as the star of his own podcast radio show called The DA Show. I tune into The DA Show most episodes to stay on top of what's going on in the bodybuilding industry from Derek's perspective. His brutally honest discussions on Slin, IGF, and Synthol are eye opening and of course his personal rants on the people slamming him on Getbig.com never disappoint!
Sadly Derek's kidney health has steadily declined over the years and he's been on dialysis for many months now. Of course, being on dialysis has many health risk factors alone and a person’s quality of life is always compromised. Treatment is ongoing and patients must undergo major lifestyle changes and even when this is done, health can continue to deteriorate. Unfortunately, this is exactly what's happened to Derek. While undergoing dialysis treatment Derek slipped into a coma and his heart stopped. He's been fighting hard to come out of it and we hope he's able to pull through.
Here’s the latest update on Derek Anthony from his family via his facebook page:
UPDATE ON OUR FRIEND DEREK ANTHONY
TIME 12:30 PM MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Hello friends Derek's father just gave us an update. Positive feedback from all three doctors this morning. Derek will be slowly weaned from mechanical ventilation by lowering the sedation, then lowering the settings on the vent which will allow Derek to take over the work of breathing as he continue to slowly "wake up". It will be a long process but the doctor’s are optimistic this has given the family comfort and some relief - And I am sure to all of us here. Keep those messages coming as his parents are reading all of them to him. I created a banner were you can post below whatever you want Derek to hear. This will help tremendously my friend. Thank you for following and being with the Springer Family and with Derek through your messages and prayers.
Newer Update On Derek Anthony From His Parents
TIME 11:40 AM TUESDAY NOV 6/2012
THIS MORNING WHAT THE DOCTORS HAVE CALLED IT .. WAS SURE A MIRACLE .. DEREK'S VENTILATOR WAS REMOVED . HE IS BREATHING ON HIS OWN .. HE WAKES SLOWLY AND THE FIRST WORDS WERE : " MA ? WERE IS MY MOTHER ? " IT HAS BEEN A VERY OVERWHELMING MOMENT FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING THE MEDICAL STAFF WHO HAS BEEN GREAT WITH DEREK AND THE SPRINGER FAMILY . AT THIS VERY MOMENT THEY ARE NOW HAVING HIM DO VOICE COMMANDS . HE DOSE REMEMBER "BELLA" WE ALL KNOW WHO BELLA IS IN DEREK'S LIFE ;0) HE DID NOT RECOGNIZED A FEW FAMILY MEMBERS HOWEVER THIS IS ALL HAPPENING NOW .. SO I WILL KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED ON HIS CONDITION .. " LIKE MANY WHO KNOW HIM HAVE SAID ON HIS WALL POST " DEREK IS NOT GOING NO WERE BUT WITH US ." THIS IS JUST A MIRACLE !!! LET'S KEEP THE MESSAGES GOING STRONGER THEN EVER SO HIS PARENTS CAN READ YOUR NAME TO HIM FALLOWED BY THE MESSAGE ..
THANK YOU ♥ ROSETTA MORTATI ♥