Basavaraj and Bharathi escorted their daughter to school for an entrance exam. She was running a temperature in the morning. They gave her paracetamol, and sent her for the exam. She fared extremely well and was accepted immediately. By the next day, her fever was back, so Ankita’s parents took her to a local doctor who gave her a shot. They dropped her off at the dorm and left the school.
“We missed our bus, so we stayed back in town. We met her the next day by when her fever had gotten worse. At the hospital the doctor checked her blood report. Her ESR count was high. He said it needed to be much less. She was admitted for 2 days, after which she went back to school, and we came home."
Basavaraj had to rush to the school thrice in a week as Ankita's condition kept getting worse until the school sent her to Mangalore. At the time, she was not able to even climb the stairs or walk because of severe pain in her limbs.
Ankita was treated by a psychologist who suggested that the illness may be psychosomatic in nature. The parents took her home and in no time, her condition deteriorated further. Upon further investigation, they found out that she has blood cancer
“She is smart. She knows what oncologists treat. But I tell her, that they are specialists who also treat her infection. She is a brave girl, but I’m afraid that, the truth would do more harm.”
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