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Just days ahead of Mother's Day, this Mumbai-based mum breathed a sigh of relief after her 'miracle baby girl' survived a 12-hour operation after having suffered SIX heart attacks! Yes, you read that right.
For the past two months, the four-month-old Vidisha has been living in a Parel-based hospital. And her parents Vishaka and Vinod Waghmare have been waiting to take their bundle of joy home.
But now after much effort and lost of prayers, they are finally getting to hold their girl in their arms and take her with them.
This brave young baby was not only born with a critical heart condition, but she also reportedly suffered six heart attacks soon after her birth.
While speaking to a leading daily, Vishaka says, "When she was 45-days-old, Vidisha vomited after I fed her and fell unconscious. We shook her awake, but she again became unconscious."
When they rushed Vidisha to a a local nursing home, they were asked to take her to a hospital. So the concerned young parents took her to the B J Wadia Hospital, where Vidisha was diagnosed with a rare heart condition called 'transposition of the great arteries.'
In this condition, "The big arteries called aorta and pulmonary artery are switched. Basically, her heart's anatomy was opposite of a normal heart," Dr Biswa Panda explained. He was the paediatric cardiac surgeon at the hospital who operated Vidisha on March 14.
But this surgery reportedly posed a lot of problems for Vidisha.
Since Vidisha was just a few months old and her heart was corrected, her extremely weak lungs could not take the pressure of the change.
"Correction for the transposition of the great arteries should be done immediately after birth. Else, like in Vidisha's case, the poorly formed lung got used to a certain pattern and couldn't adjust to the sudden correction," explained Dr Panda.
This even led to a heart attack and during one of these attacks she took 15 minutes to be resuscitated.
But as of today, Vidisha is back to being a normal baby with normal bodily functions. And she can be back into her parents' arms in no time.
And even though it is a joyous time for the Waghmare couple, they will have to be extra cautious about Vidisha now. Bringing a kid home post operation means there are procedures you must follow with diligence. Here's a low down.
Read: Unbelievable! Mumbai’s miracle baby, with a hole in a heart, had no pulse for 45-minutes, but he SURVIVED!
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