We had some brainfarts again today. We had this one already a few weeks ago, but we didn’t pay a lot of attention to it back then. But because of all the dogs on TMZ lately, we thought we would give it another thought. It is said Mike had dogs. According to Wiki-answers he (or Prince) had two dogs, Kenya and Jackson. In this theory Kenya is his chocolate Labrador retriever, Jackson is his German Shepherd.
What we think is that the autopsy the coroner is talking of, was performed on a dog, instead of a person. Let us explain why we think that.
Let’s have a look at the meds that were found in ‘Jackson’s’ body and see what they have to do with doggies:
Coroner report 08-27-2009:
The cause of death was established as:
• ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION
• OTHER CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DEATH: BENZODIAZEPINE EFFECT
Propofol, also known as Diprivan®, is commonly used to induce and maintain anesthesia for short periods of time in pets. Propofol needs to be monitored closely during use.
Propofol is an injectable medication which is often used as an intravenous anesthetic in various types of pets. Also known as Diprivan®, Rapinovet® and Propoflo®, plus many other brand names, propofol has recently received attention in the popular press in relation to the death of popular musician Michael Jackson.
Propofol For Veterinary Use:
*maintaining anesthesia for periods of twenty minutes or less
*inducing anesthesia in cases where maintaining anesthesia is accomplished by gas inhalant anesthetics
Propofol is generally considered safe for use in animals with renal or hepatic disease and can also be used safely in most instances of mild to moderate heart disease with appropriate monitoring and support. However, propofol must be used with caution in pets which are severely stressed or traumatized, pets which have a history of allergic reactions or seizures, and pets which have low blood protein levels or elevated levels of lipids in their bloodstream.
Other Uses of Propofol
Propofol is also used in lower, sub-clinical dosages to provide sedation and a lack of awareness of the pet’s surroundings to facilitate restraint and examination as necessary for frightened and/or feral animals.
Diazepam and Lorazepam
These medications are all part of the benzodiazepines and are potent anti-seizure drugs, but they all have characteristics that limit their use for maintenance of seizures in dogs. First, they are only effective for a short time requiring frequent administration to maintain adequate serum levels. Second, long term use of this category of drug reduces its effectiveness in controlling seizures. Long term use of any benzodiazepine may prevent effective use of diazepam to treat emergency seizures. These drugs are effective for the emergency treatment of status epilepticus or cluster seizures. They can also be useful as temporary therapy when seizures can be predicted, such as seizures precipitated by stress or sleep deprivation.
Diazepam For Veterinary Use
Diazepam can be used as a sedative either alone or in combination with other drugs. It is considered a relatively safe pre-operative sedative for patients with underlying cardiac or metabolic diseases because it causes minimal cardiopulmonary side effects and provides good muscle relaxation. It may be used in combination with ketamine for induction of anesthesia.
Diazepam is used in both dogs and cats as an anti-anxiety drug and for the treatment of many behavioral problems including some stereotypic behaviors. These behaviors include separation anxiety, fear of loud noises or thunderstorms, territorial or social aggression between animals, urine marking or spraying, and hair loss due to excessive licking or grooming. Diazepam can be used to treat aggressive dogs in order to make them more manageable although occasional individuals can have a contradictory reaction and become more aggressive. If diazepam is used in a potentially aggressive animal, it is important to be aware of this possibility, warn the animal’s handler, and take appropriate precautions. Because diazepam causes drowsiness and decreased coordination, it may impair the ability of working dogs. Diazepam alone is less likely to be effective as a sedative when used in an animal that is already excited.
Diazepam is frequently used in the treatment of seizures. It is the treatment of choice for clusters of seizures or status epilepticus in both dogs and cats. It is used in the emergency treatment of seizures due to poisoning or intoxication. It is also used for the long-term management of seizures in cats (either alone or in combination with other drugs). Diazepam is not as commonly used in the long-term management of epilepsy in the dog because it loses effectiveness within a few weeks. Other drugs such as phenobarbital or potassium bromide are more commonly used for this purpose in dogs.
Diazepam is used as a muscle relaxant either alone or in combination with other drugs. It can be used to treat pain and muscle spasm associated with many conditions including inter-vertebral disc disease, urethral obstruction, muscle cramping, tremors and tetanus.
It is used in combination with corticosteroids to treat “Little White Shakers” Syndrome in Maltese and West Highland white terriers.
Midazolam (marketed in English-speaking countries under brand names Dormicum, Hypnovel, Midacum and Versed) is an ultra short-acting benzodiazepine derivative. It has potent anxiolytic, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, skeletal muscle relaxant, and sedative properties. Midazolam is water-soluble and fat-soluble in physiologic pH. Freely soluble in alcohol and acetone. It is considered an ultra short-acting benzodiazepine, with an elimination half-life of about 2 hours. It is used in some countries for the short term treatment of insomnia and in many countries as a premedication before surgery. It is therefore a very useful drug to use for short minor procedures such as dental extraction.
Midazolam For Veterinary Use
Midazolam-Induced Muscle Dysfunction and Its Recovery in Fatigued Diaphragm in Dogs
Midazolam, widely used for sedation and anesthesia, decreases contractility in nonfatigued diaphragm; however, its effects on contractility in fatigued diaphragm that are implicated as a cause of respiratory failure have not been established. Midazolam, widely used for sedation and anesthesia, inhibits diaphragm muscle function in fatigued diaphragm in dogs in a dose-dependent manner.
Lidocaine or lignocaine is a common local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic, and in minor surgery.
Lidocaine For Veterinary Use
Lidocaine, marcaine and carbocaine or agents similar to them are related compounds that are use to perform local or regional nerve block anesthesia on pets. These are used because they are safer in general practice than general gas or injectable systemic anesthetics. When used to remove superficial tumors these agents are combined with epinephrine which decreases hemorrhage during surgery. When local anesthetics are used, the pets are tranquilized so they are not terrified during surgery.
Ephedrine (EPH) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia. Ephedrine is similar in structure to the (semi-) synthetic derivatives amphetamine and methamphetamine. Chemically, it is an alkaloid derived from various plants in the genus Ephedra (family Ephedraceae). It is most usually marketed in the hydrochloride and sulfate forms.
Ephedrine For Veterinary Use
Ephedrine is used primarily for the treatment of urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder), not related to neurologic disease.
Ephedrine increases sphincter tone and reduces incompetence in small animals.
For its bronchodilator activity, it has been used in the treatment of respiratory conditions like bronchitis in small animals; however, other drugs such as theophylline and terbutaline are more often prescribed.
Let’s work on the autopsy results as were reported by tmz.com, because that is our brickman:
“Jackson Autopsy — Singer Was a Healthy Mess”
More details on the Michael Jackson autopsy. According to a new report, Jackson had osteoarthritis which was visible on his lower spine and fingers.
Arthritis in German Shepherds: Severe arthritis can develop as a result of the malformation of the hip joint (canine hip dysplasia) and this results in pain as the disease progresses. Up to 70 percent of dogs in specific breeds, which include Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds, will be affected by canine arthritis.
Read these articles about it if you are interested:
He had dark tattoos on his eyebrows and around his eyes and a dark tattoo on the front of his scalp – possibly to cover the permanent scarring from burns suffered in Pepsi mishap.
Pepsi?? That was in the early 80’s, he would have had the bald spots way earlier in that case and wouldn’t hair implants be easier?
In the USA it is normal for pure bred dogs to tattoo their ears.
Well, it would have been a bit weird to state in the autopsy report that Mike had tattooed ears, don’t you think? So they had to think of something else. Now look at the typical markings on the head of a German Shepherd 😉
The report says he was balding and suffered a skin disease. We’ve previously reported Jackson suffered from vitiligo.
As we read this, note that the second phrase doesn’t necessarily has to mean that it is about the first. You can also read it like this: The body was balding and he had a skin disease. Oh, and btw: MJ had vitiligo…
Pyotraumatic dermatitis (“hot spots”): is one of two types of bacterial infections confined to the surface of the skin (the other being “skin fold dermatitis”). It is caused by allergies, parasites and poor grooming. This can cause bald spots.
Even IF the second phrase is of some importance to the ‘body’, vitiligo can also be diagnosed on dogs: http://www.provet.co.uk/Petfacts/healthtips/vitiligo.htm
His heart was strong but his lungs were inflamed.
Inflamed lungs, means bronchitis. Nothing strange about a dog with bronchitis, that’s why they gave the dog Ephedrine. A side effect of Ephedrine is that it can cause coronary artery aneurysm on the long term, means that your veins will be blocked, which can cause cardiac arrest.
The report says Jackson’s stomach had no obvious signs of pills, nor were illegal drugs or alcohol detected.
It’s pretty hard to administer pills to dogs, especially when they are anxious or stressed. And ecstasy, cocaine or wine in a dog’s stomach? Would be quite weird huh?
The manner of death — already reported to be a homicide — was based in part on Propofol administered in a non-hospital setting.
Euthanasia can be seen as homicide too in this case, non-hospital setting means veterinary-setting? Think about it. Maybe Mike’s dog was so old and/or sick, he took him to the vet to euthanize him.
UPDATE: 1:03 PM ET The Coroner also determined Jackson was actively producing sperm.
If this was a pure bred German Shepherd, the breeder could have requested for the sperm-tap. Why the hell would a coroner tap Mike’s sperm? What would be the use of that? It could also explain the autopsy, maybe the breeder wanted to know the exact cause of that, absolutely not uncommon.
Let’s call a vet!
Now, I called my vet, and asked her for the kind of drugs which are used to put a dog under anesthesia. She named Propofol as one of them, which is normally used when you put a dog under with an anaesthetic gas. It is given prior to the anaesthetic gas.
I also have a friend who’s a vet, so I gave her a call in the evening and named all the drugs found during the autopsy. She was highly surprised about Lorazepam, Midazolam and Diazepam used at the same time, as all three are benzodiazepines and have the same effect, all of them are Valium. She said: “Only a nutter would take all three at the same time, this is just absurd.”.
At first we were puzzled by the use of Lidocaine, but later she realized it’s administered together with the Propofol, because Propofol injections are painfull. That is the only explanation for the use of Lidocaine, because for what else would one use a local anesthetic..?
The Ephedrine doesn’t fit in this list at all.
Al the benzodiazepines as well as the Lidocaine and Ephedrine come in liquid form. For the benzodiazepines to work fast you have to inject them. Lidocaine and Ephedrine are only available in liquids. Lidocaine also comes in a spray, and can be used to numb a throat before intubating.
This would explain all the needle marks.
Now you do the math, we made our point 😉
Who let the dogs out? Woof Woof Woof Woof!! Thanks Harvey!
Mo & Souza