UPDATE: A GoFundMe page with updates has been set up to help with medical costs involved with Brandon's hospitalization. You can donate through the page here or send donations directly to [email protected]
ORIGINAL STORY: Wyoming punk band Teenage Bottlerocket, currently signed to Rise Records, have divulged the unfortunate news that drummer Brandon Carlisle has been hospitalized, where he's currently in a coma. Carlisle was found unresponsive by a roommate yesterday, November 3, and was quickly rushed to the hospital. No information on the cause of his condition has been revealed.
Brandon's brother and bandmate, Ray Carlisle, posted the following statement and photo on Facebook:
“Hi friends and family. This is a tough one. Here goes. My brother Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. His roommate found him yesterday around 11 am and he was unresponsive. The paramedics showed up at his house shortly after and his heart wasn't beating. They got it going and it gave out again in the ambulance. They got his heart started again and it stopped beating in the icu unit where the doctors were able to get his heart going again a third time. The scary part is the swelling to Brandon's brain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow. His body temperature was 88 degrees when he arrived at the icu. I'm pretty sure that means my brother was without oxygen for quite a long time. He is currently in a coma and the doctors are keeping him at about 93 degrees. They will start to bring him back up to a normal temperature for the next 12-16 hours. Then they will ween him off of his sedatives and the neurologists will be able to determine whether or not Brandon is still with us. All prayers and thoughts for my brother are greatly appreciated. I know Brandon didn't want this to happen. He's tough as nails and we are hoping for the best. Looks like we need a miracle. Love to all.”
Everyone at AP wishes Brandon a speedy recovery and the best possible outcome in this situation. Our thoughts are with Brandon, his friends and family.