Send Your Prayers: Usher’s Stepson Declared Brain Dead
Usher’s Stepson is in grave condition and has not had any brain activity since he was admitted into the hospital. 11-year-old Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead by doctors following an accident yesterday when he was struck by a jet ski.
According to sources, Kyle Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster)is lying in a unresponsive state but there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support.
Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there, sources tell TMZ.
Despite Usher’s drama in divorce court with Foster, Usher chartered a et to rush Tameka, who was out of town, to be by her son’s side.
Glover was unresponsive when he was taken out of the water.
Brain death is diagnosised when all brain activity has stopped permanently, the person is in a coma, and the person is no longer breathing, USA Today reported. Brain dead differs from a coma because a coma can be reveresed, as in a coma the person could possibly wake up.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reported that brain death occurs when oxygen from blood is no longer delivered to the brain, which results in brain cell death. The department states the most common causes of brain death are aneurysm, drowning, gunshot wounds and strokes or blunt trama to the head as in this case.
Reports state that Usher arrived at the hospital last night to be with Tameka who has not left the hospital since Kyle got there.
Reports state that Kyle was floating on an inner tube in Lake Lanier in Atlanta, GA when he was struck in the head by a passing jet ski. Let’s keep the family in our prayers. May God be with them through all of their decisions.
Robin Hill, a rep for the Department of Natural Resources (Wildlife Resources Division), tells TMZ the department’s Critical Incident Response Team will recreate the accident on the lake to help determine what happened. Using special computer programs, they will attempt to figure out how fast the boats were going at the time of the accident.
Hill says that rangers have been in touch with the driver of the jet ski and remain in contact with him. Once the department completes their investigation, they will turn their recommendation over to the district attorney who would then decide whether or not to file charges.
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