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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Funeral Details

The funeral is today (08/09/2009) at 5:30 PM in Philadelphia. The address is:-

701 Derstine Ave
Lansdale, pa, 19446

Phone - 215-855-3311

Time - 5:30 PM

In case you need any help or information please contact:-

Rahul - 267.319.5468.
Radhika - 267.319.5419.
Titas - 302.724.0101.

Please continue to keep everybody in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You!

Vishal is no more.

Vishal passed away in the wee hours of this morning. Swati and her family are grief stricken. Please pray for them. We shall update the details later.

Rest in Peace Vishal.

Thank You!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vishal's condition is extremely critical

Hello Friends,

Vishal's condition worsened last night. The amount of carbon dioxide in his body has increased to a very high level. The doctors have tried everything possible. They have now given up. Anything could happen any moment. Vishal's closest cousin and Swati's brother flew down to philadelphia this morning. All his near and dear ones are here. Swati and family are devastated. We are waiting for a miracle to happen. Please pray fervently for one.

Thank You!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Transplant - Day 21

Vishal is still critical. His condition is not getting any better. The only piece of good news is that his White blood cell count is increasing. His lungs are deteriorating by the day. lungs are the key to his speedy recovery. Once the lungs start recovering, it'd be very easy for his body to cope up with this adverse situation. Vishal has ARDS and the doctors suspect that the constant use of the ventilator caused the collapse yesterday. A tube has been inserted to support his lungs. He is still on a ventilator. At noon the settings were about 50% but now they have been moved up to 80% because the oxygen levels is his blood are going down. One of the hypotheses for the low oxygen levels is that his body has become used to sedatives which means that most of his organs are active and are using the already limited oxygen supply.
He is still on dialysis and his kidneys have not recovered. The term used to describe this condition is septic shock.
Coming back to the white blood cell count, the hope is that this would take care of all the infections in the body and reduce the complexity of the treatment. This will then allow the doctors to concentrate on treating his ARDS without having to worry too much about the side effects of various treatments. There is a long and arduous journey lying in front of Vishal, Swati and their family. All we want is for him take one tiny step a day without a set back; does not matter how long it takes to reach the destination. Please continue to cheer them and give your support. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Here's hoping for a brighter tomorrow.

Thank You!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Transplant -Day 20......Battle is going on

Vishal's fight is going on. Every morning we are hoping to hear something positive.
Today in the evening all of a sudden Vishal's one lung collapsed for a short period of time. Doctors took immediate action and pumped in oxygen and brought the whole situation under control. We thank the team of doctors for all their effort day and night and for standing by Vishal's family.Today once again the ventilation is set back to 100%. Doctor are suspecting that Vishal's body might get used to the sedatives and in that case sedatives will be ineffective. But they are still investigating the situation. Please pray to the almighty to give Swati ,Vishal and all their family members full strength to overcome the darkest days of their life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tranplant - Day 19

Vishal's condition deteriorated a little today. His body is so sensitive now that changing his bed spread caused some fluctuations in his blood pressure. The doctors plan to increase the dosage of sedatives to stabilize his condition a little. So far he has been relying on IV for essential nutrients. There's also a plan to feed him some food through a pipe. This was tried last week but did not work out well. His body was not capable of absorbing all the nutrients from the food and after a while they had to pump this out of his stomach. Hopefully, this should work out today. All this has been taking a huge toll on Swati and her family. So far Swati has been enduring this situation with great strength. Please send some positive thoughts and comments her way, it would immensely boost her confidence and faith. Everybody is waiting for one positive sign to lift up our hopes; a small bright signal that will drive the darkness away. Hopefully and God willingly we will see that very soon. Please continue to keep Vishal, Swati and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Transplant - Day 18

Last night was uneventful. Vishal pulled it off smoothly however problems started cropping up today afternoon. His oxygen levels were going down. His ventilator settings were switched to 70% from 45%. The doctors are monitoring his condition. If the problem still persists then they would have to give him a heavier dose of sedatives. He is still on dialysis. The experiment revealed that his lungs are still injured/infected and healing has not begun fully yet. This is a setback and Swati is very disappointed. The doctors are of the opinion that Vishal still has a long way to go and that this is going to be a slow and arduous process. His White blood cell count is still close to 0. The doctors are hoping that once the count increases, the healing process will be faster. They plan to repeat this experiment tomorrow.

Thank you all for your immense support! Swati and her family are deriving a lot of strength from you. This is an extremely tough period for them and they are very grateful to you all for being on their side. Please continue doing so. God Bless!

Should Disappointment, parent of Despair,
Strive for her son to seize my careless heart;
When, like a cloud, he sits upon the air,
Preparing on his spell-bound prey to dart:
Chase him away, sweet Hope, with visage bright,
And fright him as the morning frightens night!

Thank You!