Swathi removed from ventilator
Posted on: 17 Jul 2012
Kochi: When her mother called out to Swathi with all her love, Swathi was forced to respond and reciprocated her mother's call. The condition of Swathi Krishna, the 16-year old girl who had undergone a liver transplant surgery following organ failure, is improving at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences here. She was in coma for the last one week and now her body has started responding.
It was on Monday that doctors made an attempt to get response from her and tried to make her respond through her mother. By 11 am on Monday she was shifted from the ventilator. The liver, which was transplanted, also began functioning.
Swathi is a plus -two student at MKM Higher Secondary School, Piravom.
A four-member team of doctors at AIMS, headed by Dr Sudhindra Nath, performed the 12-hour-long surgery on Friday. Dr Dinesh Balakrishnan, Dr Ramachandran, Dr Binoj, Dr Biju, anaesthesiologists Dr Lakshmi, Dr Rajesh, Dr Jyothi, Dr Priya and other paramedical staff were part of the team.
Swathi was admitted to AIMS with liver complication two weeks ago after a severe hepatitis attack. Swathi's aunt Rainy Joy donated a part of her liver to Swathi.