In her fifties, Jayanthi has a lot to look forward to
A regular checkup threw up some very disturbing results. Her blood test showed very low platelet count. “The doctors thought that she had an infection and gave her antibiotics for six months. Her persistent cough went away, but her blood counts still showed a deficiency of platelets and red-blood cells,” Nagraj says.
Jayanthi is inconsolable at having fallen sick
Nagraj is very careful what he says around Jayanthi. “She is feeling very sad. Yes, it is her health that is suffering – she has fever, diarrhoea and body pain. But she is depressed that at this age something as simple as taking a bath has become so difficult for her,” he says.