Falak's conditon better

The condition of Baby Falak is improving and doctors hope to put her off the ventilator in a couple of days.

“Falak is doing better now. Her chances of survival have increased. However, we can be certain only when she is taken off the ventilator,” said a senior doctor of the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), AIIMS, where she is under treatment.

She has been on the ventilator for nearly two weeks now. This has caused a serious concern for the doctors as there is a possibility of acquiring ventilator-associated pneumonia.

“We hope to wean her off the ventilator in a day or two. On Monday we will take stock of the situation and decide,” said the doctor.

Falak was brought to the AIIMS trauma centre on January 18. She had a broken skull,
broken arms, iron burnt marks and marks of human bites on her body.
Within the first week of her admission, she survived two cardiac arrests, which is believed to be nothing less than a miracle.

“I have not seen anyone surviving two heart attacks post-trauma,” said Dr Deepak
Aggarwal, neurosurgeon treating the child.

She has been through five surgeries. The doctors maintain that even if she survives, the chances are high that she will live in a vegetative state throughout.

Meanwhile, many Indian and foreign nationals have sent requests for her adoption to the authorities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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