Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, released a statement on Thursday, saying "Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up process, which may take a long time."
also noted, "For the protection of the family, it was originally agreed by the interested parties to communicate this information only once this process was consolidated.
The last medical update on Schumacher
came nearly two weeks ago when Kehm
was in "stable" condition but nowhere in her update did the word "critical" appear.