Doctors and staff at Ruby Hall Clinic celebrated the birthday of a young girl, who was admitted in ICU for the past 40 days, on Monday. The staff mentioned that it was not just occasion of her birthday, but the celebration was also to mark her rare recovery.
She was suffering from acute viral illness with multi-organ failure, and had been on ventilator support for the past 40 days and on dialysis support for 38 days. She has received 98, 756 ml of IV fluid during her stay in ICU.
When she was brought to the hospital, doctors were unsure if she could recover from her illness. But micro management of the patient’s care and hard work of the staff made her recovery possible.
Dr Kapil Zirpe, Director of Neuro Trauma Unit at Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “It takes severe hardship to realise this success. She was critically ill. We had no hopes about her recovery. Cases like these are very rare, where you are on a ventilator for all these days and still recover well.”
Dr Ramesh Bhosale, professor at Sassoon General Hospital, said, “Cases like these are successful only with good management of the patient. Dialysis, nutrition and ventilation – everything needs to be properly managed. Such rare cases do not survive without the good management of many critical factors.”