Something that started off with a high-grade fever has now put her on a ventilator since December 18, 2016 struggling between life and death. From November 18, 2016 until today she was home for about a weeks time, in 3 different stints, and the rest of the time she continues to be in Bhaktivedanta hospital, Thane, Mumbai.
As per her x-ray, CT scan and pet scan report, she has right lower lobe plural effusion (Fluid/infection on her right lower side of the lungs). All tests from Malaria, typhoid, urinary tract infection, blood/stool/urine culture to more extensive tests like lung specimen biopsy and tuberculosis, all are negative. I am not sure, if I should be happy that all reports are good or sad that, apart from highest grade of antibiotics and maintaining her vitals, she can't be treated because the root cause of the infection still remains of an unknown origin.
She continued to fight to best of her ability until December 18, 2016, and then she decided to give up. Her blood pressure collapsed and she was moved on a ventilator. I could see my world fading away right in front of my eyes. But destiny had some other plans for me. With the help of qualified Doctors and round the clock support, she came back and is now conscious and able to follow instructions provided. She is also able to maintain her blood pressure without any artificial support and or medication, though she continues to be on a ventilator at this time.
Her per day stay at this critical stage is close to 35k - 40k. As per doctors recommendation, if she continues to respond well, they may keep her in ICU for another weeks time and will eventually remove the ventilator, post which they will move her to the normal room and then back home. This will reduce the cost significantly, however, post hospitalization expenses that include a 24*7 qualified nurse, home equipments, like concentrate O2, nebulizer, etc still remains a fair expense.<br><br>Your help at this time will go a long way in helping my mother provide a fantastic chance to recover and lead a normal life again.
The insurance cover that my mother had been exhausted. The money received will be utilized in two ways. To clear the one-time hospital bill, which may approximately be close to 8-10 Lakhs, and the regular monthly medical expenses once she moves home, which will include nurse fee, doctors appointment, follow up tests, medicines, etc. So far with three hospitalizations, we have spent close to 5.5 Lakhs.