The condition of the two-year-old baby girl admitted in the neurosurgery ICU of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Trauma Centre marginally improved on Monday.
“Though she continues to have an infection in her lungs and brain fluid, the infection in her blood has come down,” said Dr Deepak Aggarwal, associate professor, neurosurgery, at the trauma centre. “We are performing a blood culture everyday to see the level of infection present in her body. If the reports are negative, we will be assured that she is responding positively to the treatment,” he added.
Doctors have already conducted three life saving surgeries on the baby during the past 20 days. They are now waiting for the infection to subside, before they can perform another surgery, which is required to create a permanent passage to drain out fluid that is collecting in her brain.
“We need to put a plastic pipe inside her that can get infected if the infection is still in her body. We have to wait till it is brought under control,” said Dr Aggarwal.
The good news is that the baby is responding to the new antibiotics.