Monday, March 30, 2009

Panic struck …

…Month . I am glad that I got through this month. The viral fever I suffered from last month caught up with Ajith and just as he got over it, the worst of my fear came true. Atul fell ill with pneumonia which came in as a side effect of one of the seizure medication he is on. Just a day of fever led him to the hospital with severe breathing problems. The little one’s immunity is almost zilch because of his immobile nature which leads to no exercise and bad health. He was in the ICU for 4 days and they stopped the seizure medication abruptly. The doc kept us on our toes by updating his situation. I cried all along as they put him on a ventilator. My petite little one had tubes connected all over his body and he was a heartbreaking sight. Fortunately he was getting better as opposed to what the doc predicted. She had petrified us by predicting that kids like Atul may get adapted to the ventilator and emotionally blackmailed us by saying that we should give it in writing if we didn’t want the ventilator. We had just one thing to say “Don’t ask us for our permission to do things which you feel is absolutely necessary. You are the doc and you know what is best for our baby”. I am not sure if Atul ever needed the ventilator as I got this gut feeling like the doc was marketing for it. Why should she ask for our permission if she felt he was in danger?
A journey through hell!! I wish I didn’t have to go through this situation again but I know I have to be strong enough to deal with circumstances in this manner concerning Atul . This may just be a beginning and am glad he is back to his normal self after a struggle for 7 whole days

4 comments:

Deepa said...

Our love and prayers for Atul...

~nm said...

OMG! This is surely scary. It is very VERY painful to see your kids like this. Hope he gets well really soon.

And these docs leave you in such a fix that we have no choice but to go with what they say and I just HATE this..

And a tight hug to you too girl!

2ThePoint said...

I'm sorry for what you and your family had to go through. The doctor sounds quite manipulative and uncaring. But the most important thing is that your little one's feeling better - what a fighter.

take care...

Miss Stymie said...

Thank you all for your kind words.It really means a lot. Atul is doing fine now :).He sure is one hell of a fighter and his mama is proud of him.