The two-year-old baby girl, who is undergoing treatment at the neurosurgery ICU of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre, continues to remain critical but stable.
After she developed difficulty in breathing, the baby was put on ventilator late on Friday night. “She continues to remain on the ventilator as she is not able to breathe on her own. However, her vital parameters are stable and the infection has been contained. The infection in her brain still exists and the fluid is accumulating there,” said a senior doctor at the Trauma Centre.
The toddler’s condition had deteriorated after she developed swelling in the brain, infection in the lungs and brain.
Doctors had to perform two bed-side surgeries to drain out the fluid getting collected in her brain. A surgery to create permanent passage for the fluid, using a plastic pipe inside her brain had to be put on hold because of the infection.
The baby’s sample has been collected by forensic experts for DNA profiling to establish her parentage. The result will be out in a week, say sources.