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Miraculous Marriage Anniversary

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sln, May 13, 2010.

  1. sln

    sln Platinum IL'ite

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    Miraculous Marriage Anniversary

    It is by sheer divine grace , we celebrated our 40<SUP>th</SUP> wedding anniversary two days back-the eleventh May 2010..I cannot but recall the horrendous moments,we as a family went through as the year 2010 dawned.
    We lost three years running after ENT specialists for Mythili’s cough which was dignosed as Allergic Rhinitis and in the process her lungs had taken a beating.It was again by providence the problem was identified as one that involved her lungs.Then on, we were on right track with remarkable recovery though nothing could be done to repair the damage, as a result of which she required oxygen support now and then.It was then we decided that we should shift to Bangalore where our elder daughter lives and we accordingly shifted to Bangalore by end November 2009.

    After a hearty welcome we went on a five star holiday to Mysore during Christmas and we had a lovely time.It was during our return journey Mythili picked up stomach infection and that was the beginning of the volcanic experience the family had to go through.Though the infection was coming under control, as a matter of abundant caution we took her to a top hospital for a check up.When tests showed higher infection level.she was admitted in the hospital.We were happy to surrender ourselves to expert service,not anticipating the grim drama for survival that would unfold before us.

    Her first treatment was a disaster when she had excruciating chest pain as an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.The pain stopped once the I Vsyringe was removed but her BP and heart rate went for a toss necessitating her shifting to the ICU..Within 2 days, her condition deteriorated and she was put on life support system including ventilator.On the fourth or fifth day she had a mild seizure.She did not open her eyes nor could she recognize any one as she was under sedation.Once when I thought that she responded to my call by opening her eyes and tears welled up in her eyes, the Doctor dismissed my exuberance as a figment of imagination.Around the tenth day we received an ominous signal-that some one from the family could stay in the ICU to be by Mythili’s side.We surrendered ourselves to the divine force and embarked on intense community prayer.Though the consensus in the ICU was against her recovery and incase that happened, at best she would be a vegetable unable to understand whatever happens around her.The Neurologist,a bright young man however differed and said that what happened was metabolic insult and only secondary infection had taken place in the brain.This was the first and only good news we had since we admitted her in the hospital.

    Thanks to intense prayers and the benevolence from the unknown force ,Mythili opened her eyes around the fifteenth day and signalled to me that she would like to get out of the hospital.We jumped in joy followed by thanksgiving prayer.Our joy was short lived as Doctors advised us that she would undergo a procedure called Tracheotomy-in short she would breathe through a hole in the neck.When I asked the Doctor, an arrogant young man whether it was a simple procedure,he replied”nothing is simple in life”.The ostensible reason for this procedure was that she was not able to cough, an indication that she might not breathe while asleep.When we argued that no one can cough while under sedation the Doctor to prove his point gave Mythili a rough pinch and a tap on her hand and she reacted by wincing.Then we began our exercise of pleading with her to cough.Our prayers were heeded when she attempted to cough and she succeeded.At long last she was shifted to the ward and we heaved a sigh of relief.The parting shot from the Doctor was”we still do not know how she got infected and finally how she survived”The only thing every one was sure was that the hospital bill had crossed Rs. 5 lakhs by the time she was moved to the ward.From then on it was like watching baby’s every first move and she was discharged on Jan 24<SUP>th </SUP>ie 27 days of hospitalization.Without looking back we ran out of the hospital thanking our stars to be out alive.

    Mythili and I had discussed often how each one of us should handle our lives after the final departure of the other.Easier said than done,I realized when such a possibility hit me in the face with full force.I am known for meticulous planning but this unplanned near catastrophe left me clueless .I thought of the various Ashrams,senior citizen homes etc.I pleaded with God to forgive all my sins of commission and omission..I must have done something good as ultimately God listened to my prayers and she is back home.She is confined to the house with the oxygen concentrator following her and protecting her.Her indomitable spirit keeps her going,bursting with laughter at the slightest provocation.Peeping into her room and finding her busy with blogging,playing Farmville in the internet or watching Bandhini in the TV gets me into the prayer mode and requesting HIM to keep us going as long as He wishes.
    Dont you agree that it was a special marriage anniversary?





     
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  2. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Laxminarayan
    Welcome back for blogging. Nice to see your post after a very long time.
    It was sad to read what you all went through it is your love and affection that has brought our dear Mithila back to us. At this age having each other's company is a bliss. You have stood beside her like a pillar fighting for her survival. How can HE leave you alone without fulfilling your wish.
    We all Pray you always live long together with care and love and affection between both of you.

    There are wishes awaiting you both in the wishes/anniversary forum.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  3. Mindian

    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    dear LN Sir,

    It is SO nice to see you here.you and your family have gone through a lot, last couple of months so hope you had a HEARTY celebration this wedding anniversary.
    your write up proves once again that nothing is in our hands and HE controls us with a remote. we at IL are very happy to see our affectionate mithila mam once again active in IL.
    hope you too find the time to visit all of us here.

    WISHING YOU BOTH MANY MORE YEARS OF GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.:)
     
  4. AbhiSing

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    Dear LN Sir

    Very happy to see you in Snippets!

    I wish you both a happy anniversary and many more happy returns of the day and seek your blessings too.

    I am moved to read the hospitalization process that you went through. Heartened to know that Mithumma has recovered and back home, as I see that she has returned to her own cheerful self, blogging in IL.

    My payers be with your family, Sir.
     
  5. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    Dear LN,
    Belated and heartfelt wishes on your annivaersary!
    Prayers from fmaily and more of it and Myla's indomitable spirit,Iam sure is what brought her out of the life threatening situation that she was in! It must have been very tough for you and your daughters, thank goodness she is healthy now and that we are indeed happy to read what you bpth write!
    May you have many more happy , healthy years of togetherness!
     
  6. Kamalji

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    Dear LN,

    What u say, it stupendous.What u all must have gione thru, is something really.

    Yes yr prayers have been answered, and now Mythili is with u, and i have noticed one thing now, that she is more active than before, i meam i see her blog so regularly, looks like she is making up for lost time.Her blog on your mother, tht is her MIL is superb, and yes this was one special Wedding Anniversary, a special gift from the lord to u both.

    god bless u both, and i was missing yr humorous blogs, and good to see u back.

    Regards

    kamal
     
  7. Lalitha Shivaguru

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    Dear LN mama,

    What you say I silently agree and wish you many years together and to celebrate your lovely anniversary.

    When we were there at home I just could not control my awe on seeing mami. She was one live wire who helped the conversation flow. She is so full of life. I am so happy for her mama.

    May God bless you both a life of togethrness always.
     
  8. amihere

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    Hi,
    It is ofcourse a special and miraculous anniversary , I dont have words to portray my feelings here after reading your post. Wish you both a happy and healthy life with Almighty showering upon you his Love and blessings as he did:)
     
  9. sln

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    Dear Aruna,
    Thanks for your good wishes-we need them.
    Regards
    LAKSHIMINARAYANAN
     
  10. sln

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    Dear Mindian,
    Thanks for your good wishes-we need them.
    Regards
    LAKSHIMINARAYANAN
     

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