January 28th, 2007

Monday morning, 10.30 AM, I get a call from my mom telling that one of my aunts is suddenly in a very critical state and that she has been admitted to a nearby hospital. Since then, I have been staying with my mom at the hospital. The doctors offered very little hope of her survival. On monday night, they called my mom at around 12.15 AM and informed her that my aunt is about 99.99% critical and that they were doing everything under the sun to bring her back. They even got the security signature from my mom.

Tuesday morning, my mom informed me of the updates. As I was talking, some voice (you can call it gut feeling) told me that my aunt is going to be alright. Tuesday night passed out with no signs of any event. The same happened on wednesday night also. Thursday morning, when I went to the hospital, my mom was out to get a cup of coffee… then 3 things happened that validated my thought that my aunt is going to survive.

1. Tuesday and wednesday nights did not have any really critical events. If so, the doctors would have informed us.
2. On thursday, one of the nurses gave me a medicine bill and told me to pay for the medicines. If she wasn’t responding totally, then they wouldn’t have given any medicines and they would have informed us too.
3. I closed my eyes and prayed for her, for a few minutes. Later I learnt that, around the same time, many of my relatives had also prayed for her recovery 🙂

We were allowed to see my aunt for a few minutes when I went to submit the receipts. She was like half dead, gasping for breath… only the sound the sound of the ventilator system echoed through the room. Suddenly, after another 15 minutes, one of the nurses came running downstairs and shouted… “Xxx patient attender yaravadhu irukangala?” (Is there any attender for patient Xxx?). I went with her and to my ultimate surprise saw that my aunt had opened her eyes fully. I went near her and called out, “Aunty, I (Aswin) have come. Are you able to recognise me?” She could hear me as well. She turned her head around and nodded. I was STUNNED.

Life energy was back at full force. Though the fatality was 99.99%, I was convinced that it had reduced a little… may be around 95%? Our prayers, more importantly, our optimism that she will survive, helped a lot. The ventilator system is still humming besides her. She has just started to respond a little for all the efforts of the doctors. No doubt that she is critical even now, but these events over the last few days seemed to convey the message that she will survive. Please pray for her safe recovery.