New Delhi: Popular television actor Nakuul Mehta and his wife Jankee Parekh were blessed with their first child - a baby boy on February 3, 2021. Two months after his arrival, the newborn baby was diagnosed with Bilateral lnguinal Hernia and the doctors advised a surgical intervention.
Jankee Parekh took to Instagram and shared her heartbreaking experience. In a long emotional post, new mommy shared: Almost thought would not share this, but seeing so many of you open up your lives to me, I feel so much more courage to share my story, now.
3 weeks ago, our little ‘Sufi’ was diagnosed with Bilateral lnguinal Hernia & the doctors advised immediate surgical intervention. Inspite of it being a safe surgical procedure in infants, just the thought of having my little one having to undergo a surgery under general anesthesia broke my heart.
The day I found out, tears wouldn’t stop. My next 3 nights went in preparing him for the procedure. What worried me was the fact that he had to fast for 4 hours before and 2 hours after surgery as he was going to be administered anesthesia. So until the day of the surgery, I would wake him up every night at 3 am, feed him & then time his sleep pattern making sure that he doesn’t wake up for the next 4.5 hours & if he did, I didn’t feed him immediately. My plan was to mimic the day of the surgery, so that his body clock gets trained for the procedure & he doesn’t wake up earlier & ask for milk. Besides that I kept talking to him about how he needs to sleep for longer on that day, how we are going to get through this together. He would keep staring at my face & listen attentively. Or atleast that’s what I thought
Cut to the day of the surgery, the day when he turned 2 months. Sufi behaved exactly the way we planned. He slept till the time I handed him over to the surgeon in the OT. Post the surgery, when he woke up, the next whole hour I just spoke to him on how well he did, what a champ he’s been through it all & how he needs to wait just a little bit longer for milk. I was just amazed at how this boy who needs milk every 2 hours patiently waited for 7 hours in total before getting his feed. The smile on his face after he got milk was just priceless.
Babies are a lot more resilient than we think. They understand & sense each & everything that we feel & communicate. I truly believe my long chats with Sufi & our training helped him pass this exam with flying colours.
The best gift that we can give our children is to teach them to be ‘Happy and Fearless’ inspite of all the challenges that life throws at them.
Nakuul Mehta made his TV debut in 2012 with Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. He featured in several music videos, ad commercials before making it big on the small screens.
He also made his movie debut with Haal-e-Dil in 2008. Then, in 2015, Nakuul Mehta hosted India's Got Talent 6. However, it was his role of Shivaay Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz and the show's spin-off, Dil Boley Oberoi, which earned him rave reviews.
He recently featured in a short film called Ved and Arya, opposite Sanaya Irani.
Nakuul Mehta got married to Jankee Parekh on January 28, 2012.