Falak's blood infection reduces, she's still critical

Baby Falak, the two-year-old battered child admitted in Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), AIIMS is responding to antibiotics administered to her. Latest tests show signs of improvement.

Though her condition is stable it remains critical, a position that doctors treating her have maintained from the beginning. 

“Today’s bio-chemical test of her blood sample showed a reduction in sepsis,” said Dr Deepak Aggarwal, associate professor, neurology, JPNATC. 
“The proportion of lactic acid in Falak’s blood has been reducing. It has reduced by 50 per cent in the past few days. This is a positive sign as it shows that her sepsis is on a decline,” said Aggarwal.
He added that her brain infection also seems to be reducing. “She is responding to the new antibiotic we added last week. However, the culture of for brain infection still shows presence of bacteria,” Aggarwal added.
The burnt marks on Falak’s body are also dissolving slowly. Scabs that are left will give way to fresh skin soon.
Doctors are waiting for her infection to reduce further so that a shunt surgery can be conducted. They plan to transfer the brain fluid to her abdomen, through a tube so it circulates throughout the body. At present Falak’s brain is unable to perform this function.

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