An artirst's work , taking blood sample from a baby's hands.
The blood vessel is so small , just like a thread.
A sister's sacrifice.
Poor baby.admitted in NICU with her twin.
Her twin is now alright , but this older sister is not.
And now she's having necrotising enterocolitis.
Her abdomen distended , color changed , prominent veins on chest ,
very shallow breath and she looks very pale compared to previous days ,
and we had to intubate & put her on ventilators today.
And the sad part is that the parents have no more money left
to continue the treatment , after both the twins were admitted
for quite a long time in ICU.
To the socond twin : ( the younger sister ) ,
one day u'll remember how much ur parents loved you ,
and ur older sister who was born smaller & less helthier than you ,
as inside ur mother's womb , ur older sister 'gave' most of the nutrients to you ,
compromising her own life so that you can be born healthy
and be a good child for your parents.
To the older sister : there is no age limit to enter heaven.
a 4yrs old patient from Paediatrics ICU ,
with lethargy , generalized oedema , hepatomegaly to an ultrasound center outside
our hospital , because we want the result quick and reliable.
at first , a local Indian intern was assigned for the task , since he can speak
his native Marathi and Hindi language. but he refused , saying that riding
an auto rickshaw in this hot weather is pathetic.
An Indian himself , native of Karad , is giving the statement. just wow.
I took the task and sent the patient myself to the USG center
although I.m not that fluent in speaking Hindi , and paid
the auto rickshaw fees as a Diwali gift to the child.
I took it as an interesting experience for me , sending patient with
auto rickshaw instead of ambulance. A experience that I can get only in India.
A diabetic ketoacidosis patient in coma & under ventilator.
Worse ABG reading I've ever seen , with blood pH 6.0
( insanely acidic for a human blood !)
HCO3 3 mmol/L , PaC02 3.0 kPa .
We already thought she's already having brain-death ,
but fortunately she's showing some positive signs now
( and we hope for that to remain ) .
She's from a poor family ,
Both her mum & dad died years ago due to AIDS ,
and her grandmother is taking care of her now.
Well , in Paediatrics , it's not just about cute babies & children
happily playing & jumping around.
Cases like this happen regularly , and it really makes us emotionally devastated.
20/9/2014 - 19/10/2014