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After 27-hr surgery, Lakshmi's ready to go home

Dec 15, 2007 08:29 PM IST India India
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Bangalore: The doctors have completed a Herculean task and two-year-old Lakshmi has been finally discharged from Bangalore’s Sparsh hospital. After a 27-hour surgery that separated her from her parasitic twin last month, Lakshmi has recouped enough to head back home. “If you ask her today where are these limbs she says they are gone,” says chairman, Sparsh, Dr Sharan S Patil. In fact, doctors believe she can soon function like any other normal child. “Medically I have no reason to believe she'll not be a normal adult,” says Dr Patil. Right now Lakshmi's feet have splints on them. And with regular exercise doctors say she can slowly attempt crawling. Lakshmi's parents are happy and have been trained on how to take care of the child. However, they still have a long way to go. “We had no hope. She hasn’t been able to walk properly now but we are very happy, we want to educate her,” says Lakshmi’s father, Shambhu. Lakshmi needs to be back at Sparsh for reassessment and minor surgery in two months. But right now the family is proceeding to Jodhpur with hope for a better future. Lakshmi's stay here at the Sparsh has been memorable and special for many. She is one child who still sustains our hope on faith science and its miraculous cure.