Miracles happen even today!Arpan was sitting like a statue, his eyes fixed at the monitor showing the blood pressure. There was no movement and it was showing like a straight line. Does it mean Ramesh, his dearest friend, is no more? Even he, a renowned cardiologist of the city, couldn't do anything to save his friend!
He knew well that Ramesh had heart problem since long. He had diabetes also. Whenever, Arpan had asked him to come to his nursing home for a thorough check-up Ramesh ignored it laughingly. "Don't worry. God is always merciful and He will surely do some miracle to save my life" he would often say.
And that morning, he got a panic call from his friend's house saying that he had fainted suddenly. Arpan didn't waste any time. He rushed to his house and brought him to his nursing home. A thorough check-up revealed 90% blockage of his heart.
He called Dr. Khanna, his senior who advised for immediate bye-pass surgery. But on the operation table he faced a cardiac arrest and the condition deteriorated. The blood pressure came down to zero and the monitor stopped showing any movement.
The doctors immediately started cardiac massage and blood pumping. Every second was precious. Seconds ticked to minutes but there was no improvement. Twenty minutes passed this way and then the doctors decided to perform bye-pass surgery. The operation started after another ten minutes. By then, the monitor started showing a slight movement and the doctors continued their task.
While washing his hands, Dr. Khanna said, "Arpan, you must thank God. The operation is successful but it is one of the rarest of the rare cases that I have seen in my life. Generally, if the oxygen supply to brain is stopped even for four minutes, it can cause serious complications but here it was stopped for more than ten minutes."
"It's nothing but a miracle," another doctor quipped.
"Yes, my friend also believes in miracle." Arpan could only say.
P.S: The story is based on a real incident that happened some days ago at a hospital in Sonbhadra district of U.P. Only the names have been changed.