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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vishal doing better but tonight's critical

As per the doctors Vishal is doing much better today. There are definitely some signs of improvement. Until yesterday, his body was reacting to dialysis very unfavourably. His blood pressure would drop as soon as he was put on dialysis. Today, his body responded very favourably to dialysis. His blood pressure did not go down and a lot of fluid was pumped out of his body. His eyes were bulging out of his sockets because of this excess liquid, after the dialysis today they are now normal. He is still on a ventilator but the settings are at 50%. He is still on sedatives but the doctors have stopped giving him paralytic drugs which means his organs would start being active very soon. Tonight is a very critical test for him; if his body can cope up without the paralytic drugs, it would be a very important milestone for him. He still has mucositis. Every hour blood and mucus are being sucked out of his body.
Typically it takes about 18-28 days for the new marrow to activate and produce white blood cells. In Vishal's case the doctors want to hasten this process. They have given him shots that will kick start the production of white blood cells. The doctors are optimistic that this would help his body heal soon and also help him handle all the treatment related stress better.
Swati is being very strong through this ordeal. Helping her are her and Vishal's family. She is at the hospital 24X7 monitoring his progress and keeping close vigil. Please keep the whole family in your thoughts. Please do pray that Vishal pulls off tonight without any untoward incidents. Hopefully and God willingly tomorrow would be much brighter.

Thank You!


  1. Hang in there Vishal. Things will work out fine. We all are praying for you.

  2. Hoping today is a better day! Our prayers are with all of you!

  3. Just some more time to go and then the happy days are coming....Prayers are on...God is there to takecare...