Baby Falak to be gradually weaned off ventilator

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 14:49

New Delhi: Doctors at AIIMS will gradually
wean two-year-old battered Falak off the ventilator so that
she can resume breathing on her own.

Falak is on ventilatory support since the time of her
admission to the hospital on January 18.

Doctors yesterday conducted the fifth life saving surgery
on her after no infection was found present in her brain.
"It has been over a month and she is still dependent on
ventilator as she cannot breathe on her own. This is not a
good sign. That is why we have decided to gradually remove her
dependence on ventilator," neurosurgeon Dr Deepak Agarwal, who
is treating her, said.

Falak underwent a shunt surgery yesterday during which
doctors connected her brain with the abdomen to help
circulation of fluid in the whole body.
The child was brought to the hospital in a battered state
with severe head injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over
her body and cheeks branded with hot iron.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 14:49

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