26th Dec 2015 - After 2 months of Mahakalyanaka Grutham,
It was supposed to be had 5ml twice a day, but the mother mistakenly gave a smaller dose and only once a day. The parents and the village felt the child was much better.
Govindamma, Navyashee's grandmother, is the village mantrasayini or midwife. She has handled any number of deliveries. When her son and Lata, her daughter-in-law, went to the local health centre in Damalcheruvu for delivery, she went with them. In recent years, everyone goes there, as the present day schooled youth feel that its the best to take the mother to an allopathic hospital. In the PHC, the mother is always given an oxytoxin injection to induce labour. The village midwife accompanies the family and usually does the delivery there. Govindamma also accompanied, but in this case, as it was her own daughter-in-law Govindamma was nervous, and chose to not assist.
There was a normal delivery in the village PHC, but as the child had swallowed amniotic fluid she did not cry for 15 minutes, according to the mother, till the fluid was suctioned out. The child then cried loudly, and had milk. But after 12 hours, she started having tremors and would not have milk. In the morning the parents took the infant to a private doctor who gave a medicine. On taking the medicine her eyes went awry, and she started having fits. The parents rushed to Tirupathi with her and she was in the government hospital for 40 days, and many scans and EEGs were done. The mother's milk had dried up in the 20 days the child had been kept in a glass box.
Finally they were sent back with an anti-epileptic medicine Phenobarbitone to be taken daily. The cause was stated as birth asphyxia.
I saw her when she was 5 months, and she had a blank face and unmoving eyes. We started her on Mahakalyanaka grutham. Two months later, now, the parents said they wanted to come down as the improvement was significant. The younger generation rarely reject allopathy, but as the benefit was so substantial, the family came to Chennai to see Dr. Girija. The allopathic medicine had not had much effect.
She has been given medicines Mahakalyanaka Grutham, Saraswatharishtam and Brahmi tailam. As the mother had already discontinued the allopathic medicines, she was advised to not start it. The mother also said that the doctors had told her that the anti-epileptic medicine woul dullen the child.
The medicines will be continued for 6 months, and then reviewed. the medicines will be needed long term, and an optimum condition can be reached.
April 2016 -