My friend Thenmozhi is being pushed over the edge due to the mounting costs of treating her husband Murugan who is in coma
56-year-old Murugan Nadar, ran a small processing unit cleaning and packing coriander seeds in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. He lived a simple life with his wife Thenmozhi, daughter Vijaytha and son Ratheesh.
Murugan’s problems started two months ago with weakness on the left side of his body altering his gait. Further, he experienced sleeplessness, severe headaches and memory loss. A CT of the brain was done which showed excess pressure in his brain. He was operated on Oct 27, in Madurai. Murugan regained consciousness the next day and was discharged on November 3.
However, he had recurring epileptic attacks the same night and was re-admitted to the hospital in an unconscious state on Nov, 4 2017 and underwent a second, emergency surgery. The surgery and hospitalization costs were Rs 5 lakhs which his wife managed to pay through their meagre saving and loans from family and friends.
Murugan after the first brain surgery
He suffered a cardiac arrest and CPR was administered to revive him. He was put on ventilator for about 2 weeks. Elevated sugar levels and blood pressure were a big concern for the doctors. A tracheostomy was performed to create a surgical airway as he had difficulty weaning off the ventilator. To stop the edema from increasing and to control the inter-crania pressure that was again building up, another surgical procedure was done on Nov 9, to remove the bone flap.
Today Murugan is in coma due to multiple epileptic attacks, the effect of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) and due to the effects of diabetic keto acidosis (lack of insulin in cells). His eyes are open with no conscious movement. His brain has undergone functional damage and the only way for recovery is to stimulate Murugan with
fond memories. His family is sitting beside him trying their best through all means, even pranic healing.
My friend Thenmozhi shoulders a huge loan of Rs.4 lakhs and has no means to pay the mounting hospital bills. Yoga and meditation are just about keeping her from falling off the edge.