Baby Falak still criticalFebruary 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Abandoned at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, two-year-old battered baby Falak continued to be critical Thursday, a doctor said. She is still on ventilator.
“The lung infection has reduced as the antibiotics have shown some effect. She is critical,” M.C. Misra, chief of the AIIMS Trauma Centre, told IANS.
The baby is being fed through a tube as she battles against chest, brain, and blood infection.
“Our main concern is septicemia (blood infection). We are monitoring her condition minute by minute and it’s important to see how she does in the next 48 hours,” Misra added.
Septicemia is bacteria in the blood that often occurs with severe infections in the body.
The toddler was left by a teenaged girl at the hospital Jan 18 with multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, human bite marks on her tiny frame and a clot on the right side of her brain.
The baby has also shown marginal improvement in brain infection.
“The culture report is also out. We have seen that the bacterial infection is sensitive to the antibiotics we were giving. So we would like to be frank in saying that if her condition has not improved, it hasn’t even gone down,” Misra said.
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