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2-year-old baby put off ventilator, stable: Docs

delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2012 01:48 IST
HT Correspondent
All India Institute of Medical Sciences


The two-year-old baby, battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre, continues to be critical but stable.

Doctors are now considering creating a passage through the baby's stomach to drain out fluid collected in her brain. Meanwhile, they have put a surgery on hold. They say it is not needed now as the two-year-old's condition is stable. But fluid continues to accumulate in her brain, which has been a cause of concern for doctors.

Meanwhile, her X-ray reports on Saturday showed that infection in the lungs was cured. "It will take a lot of time for her to recover. We have to wait. Surgery can be carried out only when her condition improves," said a doctor, requesting not to be named.

The baby was put off the ventilator after her breathing stabilised on Friday morning. She had briefly opened her eyes, moved her neck, legs and arms, which show signs of improvement. She was given milk mixed with nutritional supplements through a feeding tube.

The baby was brought to the hospital by a 14-year-old girl with a fractured skull, broken arms, bruised cheeks and human bite marks all over her body. After being admitted to the trauma centre, she has suffered two cardiac arrests in the past 12 days.