Nagpur: 15-year-old Anand has regained consciousness after being on mechanical ventilator support for nearly 107 days at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). He was now removed from the ventilator and was taken from the ICU of the Department of Medicine to the general ward on the date of 12 November.
Associate Professor Dr. Milind Vyawahare, who led the team, has said that they are maintained on oxygen up to about 2 liters and then will slowly be ready to breathe on their own.
The head of the department, Dr. Prashant Patil, has also said that this is one of the many success stories of the pharmaceutical department. And it has also been said that he is now engaged in tireless efforts with limited resources.
The team included Dr Suraj Hiwarkar, Dr. Vyawahare (ICU in-charge), Dr. Abhishek Pande, Dr. Riya Saboo, Dr. Saurabh Meshram, Dr. Archana Aher, Dr. Pradnya Gavit, Dr. Saurabh Sharma, Sister in-charge Geeta Kannake Dr. Tushar Khadase, Dr. Pooja Borlepawar, Dr. Shital Bharsad, and Dr. Shrijan Khandelwal.
Protects from outside organisms
Anand belongs to district Gadchiroli. Where in the month of July, he was taken to a local hospital after fever due to a reaction to the drugs given to treat epilepsy. And this fever was completely out of control and then he developed blisters all over his body apart from breathlessness. Then he was transferred to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on 29th July.
Dr Milind Vyawahare said that he was infamous for the disappearance of her skin due to the merging of blisters. This is called the toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN, a skin disorder) overlap/ Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS). He also had mucosal wounds.
Dr Milind Vyawahare also said that Anand had developed sepsis, which led to multiorgan failure. The lungs were also affected due to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). And due to swelling in his lungs, he could not breathe at all. Along with this, his BP was also low and his kidney also got hurt.
He has also said that anti-convulsant drugs may have aggravated Stevens Johnson syndrome. That’s why we had our limits. And he was put on a ventilator and then sepsis, ARDS, convulsions, and kidney functions were controlled.
He has also said that now he saved this patient and then after about 107 days with the normal functioning of his very important organs, he was successfully taken off the ventilator.