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12-year-old boy with multiple fatal disorders gets fresh lease of life

12-year-old boy with multiple fatal disorders gets fresh lease of life
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New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy suffering from dengue shock syndrome, multiple co-morbidities, acute kidney injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and dyselectrolemia, was brought to the private hospital in Vasant Kunj after remaining untreated at other hospitals in Delhi.

Dr Rahul Nagpal, HOD & Director- Pediatrics, private hospital and his team took the case and successfully treated the patient, Shahib. His vital parameters were deteriorating at an alarming rate. He had no pulse or blood pressure, and was severely bleeding from his mouth and nose. He was immediately rushed to Pediatric ICU, where he was put on ventilator. "His survival seemed extremely difficult as he was suffering from liver failure, an acute kidney injury and the acute form of respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A correct balance of fluids and electrolytes were given to maintain his kidney injury and a dialysis unit was always kept on a standby," expert said.

He added that after 13 days of treatment Sahib was on his road to recovery and was extubated, but his stay in hospital lasted for more than a month. Moreover, he went home with no residual disease and post discharge, he is doing fine. The statement said that a correct balance of fluids and electrolytes was given to maintain his injured kidney and a Dialysis unit was always kept on a standby.

Dr Nagpal said, "There were moments of deep despair, when everyone lost hope. The boy had cardiorespiratory arrest more than once. However, Sahib's courage and the best efforts put in by the team, gave him another chance to live."

Mangla Dembi, Facility Director said, "What worked here was the timely treatment and the dedication of the doctors who never gave up and kept on fighting against

all odds."

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