Please Help. Drowning accident & Coma stage
rohan p marianayagam
rohanpm at mbox2.singnet.com.sg
Mon Apr 28 09:27:59 EST 1997
28th April 1997
From: Shiva, Singapore
arvind at mbox2.singnet.com.sg
ramasamy at mbox3.singnet.com.sg
My relative who is a five year old boy had a near drowning accident on the
22nd April 1997. There was cardiac arrest for an indefinite period and
following cardio- pulmonary resuscitation, his pupils were fixed
and dilated, respiration was absent, there was a total flaccid paralysis.
The doll's eye sign was occasionally present on the right but the gag
reflex was absent. he was initially hypothermic with a temperature of 31.6
deg Centigrade and had a serum pottasium of 1.6 m.mols. This was smartly
corrected. A CT Scan showed diffuse, severe brain swelling. The blood
pressure, pulse rate and ECG are normal as is renal function. The child has
remained neurologically unchanged today (28th April 1997). Has anybody
anywhere a suggestion as to what can be done?
The accident has happened in Surabaya, Indonesia and the boy was brought to
Singapore on 24th night and is in a private hospital.
All your help and blessing are required at this moment. Please help the
With great expectation from all kind hearted.
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