News•August 16, 2018 4:55 PM ET•6,704 views
ex-Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile back in the hospital
Austin Carlile, former vocalist for Of Mice & Men, has revealed that he's once again dealing with the effects of Marfan Syndrome, the same disease that forced his exit from the aforementioned band in 2016. Several hours ago Carlile reported that he currently has a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak that's collecting in his head. Carlile had this to say:
"Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (have had multiple of them in the past) collecting in my head this time around. Pouches of the fluid are accumulating between my skull & skin leading to swelling in different areas each day. Discover, drain, patch, assessment, repeat. Where, what, why? Infection of said spinal fluid? Intro: intravenous wide spectrum antibiotics administered daily. Observe. More blood cultures, observe. Currently on day five of this, two hospitals, MRI's, CT scans, X-rays, EKG's, ultra sounds, blood work, etc. I'm at Stanford University Hospital with my specialists once again for further observation & testing. Was just here Friday for sleep/pain study but had to return when another hospital team couldn't help my unique case/situation. Another step. Another hurdle Marfan Syndrome throws in my way. Another day I get to kick it in the face & remind it that it doesn't own me, nor can it keep me down for good."
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