Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Value of Life

Many of you must have stumbled upon Oregano's Blog here through Pepper's blog.
It was shocking to read of a 23 yr old having Kidney failure without any symptoms and then reading about his journey, his willpower, the changes in his life makes one want to thank God every day for the healthy life he has given me and my near ones.

However we were faced with a somewhat similar situation a month back. One of my friend's kid, almost same age as my son, whom we have seen since he was 2 years old and is always in and out of our house playing with the gang had to have a liver transplant.
It hit us all from nowhere, the 6 yr old had no symptons, just complained of stomach ache a couple of times, parents took him to the doctors where they did some tests and said it was some viral disease, they could go back home.
2 days later he puked and so they again took him back, this tiem they send him to the Childrens hospital to conduct more tests, and aft 2-3 days they told the parents on a Wednesday night that his liver was 80% damaged and the only option was to do a liver transplant. On Thursday morning they got a donor and were ready to operate that night. This is when the friends circle came to know about it. We were shocked to hear about this, some of the guys went to the hospital whereas the few of us took care of their little ones.

The surgery went fine and Fri noon myself and 2 other friends went to the ICU. It breaks your heart in a thousand pieces to see a kid lying on the bed with tubes all over his body, I am even scared to think what his parents must be going through.
For the next few days we were in and out of hospital in turns helping out,taking food, being there, thankfully the kid was responding well.
There were a few hiccups here and there but after 2 weeks he got discharged.
He will have to take immunosuppression drugs for his life and for now the 1 year period is very critical to make sure his body adapts the liver.
He has to take about 20 pills per day and has to avoid crowds so that he does not get any common cold or any other disease as that will again lead to a hospital visit.

The liver biopsy was done and the doctors could not point out the reason for the failure which is another very scary thought. The said it could be any virus that may have attacked and it was acute which means the liver damage could have happened within a week.

I am sure God has some great plans for him, this life changing incident will definitely lead him to become a big doctor or scientist(the kid is way too smart, the smartest that I have seen till date)

Praying for the kid to be well soon and also for the health and well-being of each and every person in this world.

Go and hug all your loved ones, I definitely did that, Life is too short and precious.


Vincy said...

Yes Seema. Life is too short and I am sure we need to thank God every minute of our life for the countless blessings he is showering upon us.

I said a prayer for the little one and will keep in safe in my prayers.

Horizon said...

Thanks Vincy, he really needs the prayers