BY SANTI VARDHANA CAITANYA DASA
PHOTOS BY MULAKARANAM DASA
UPDATES FROM KUALA LUMPUR
HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami has unfortunately contracted shingles.
The Doctors at Mawar Specialist Hospital are at loss what to do because it would
need a strong dosage of antiviral drugs to counteract the resistant bacterias of the shingles.
They are afraid it would worsen the liver sclerosis.
They are already giving the antiviral drugs. However they are concerned about the liver sclerosis.
Therefore, they had advised that we use traditional medicines or even prayers simultaneously.
Today Maharaja went to Mahkota Hospital in Malacca for liver check up and met
a liver specialist. According to the liver specialist, Maharaja's liver is 10% damaged due to auto immune hepatitis. Auto immune hepatitis is a form of immune disorder whereby the body's own immune cells attacks the liver cells. This progressively damages the liver daily and the doctors have to prescribe immuno-suppressant drugs in order to suppress the immune cells from attacking the liver cells.
Unfortunately, by doing so, it would lower the immune system of Maharaja's body. Any form of sickness could create damage to Maharaja's health. The liver specialist has confirmed that without administering this drug the liver would be completely damaged within a year.
Therefore, the Doctors are looking from all angles to see what is best for Maharaja to recover from all these complications.
We humbly request all devotee to please increase your prayers and hold kirtans in your respective temple for Maharaja's health.
What is shingles?
Shingles is a painful skin rash
. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles
usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body. It is also called herpes
Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again.
What causes shingles?
occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox
starts up again in your body. After you get better from chickenpox, the virus "sleeps" (is dormant) in your nerve roots. In some people, it stays dormant forever. In others, the virus "wakes up" when disease, stress, or ageing weakens the immune system
. Some medicines may trigger the virus to wake up and cause a shingles rash. It is not clear why this happens. But after the virus becomes active again, it can only cause shingles
, not chickenpox.
BY SIMHESVARA DASA
HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja's angioplasty operation came out very good together with a few balloonings and one stent insertion.
Maharaja is very conscious and thanked all devotees for their prayers for his good health. Maharaja will remain in Mahkota Hospital tonight and then be transferred to Mawar Hospital tommorrow.
The two hour angioplasty operation was successful.
The major block was cleared and Doctors placed a stend
and few other blocks were also cleared.
Maharaja is conscious and responding well to devotees.
He will be monitored for next six hours and will rest at
Mahkota Specialist Hospital Malacca. Tomorrow, HH will be
transferred back to Mawar Specialist Seremban to continue
medication for liver sclerosis.
Earlier Maharaja had an incident-free journey in an ambulance.
Maharaja was accompanied in the ambulance by HH Janananda Goswami,
who is his dear friend, as both joined ISKCON 40 years ago same time.
17/1/2013 9pm HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja will be taken to Mahkota Hospital in Malacca tomorrow morning at 7am for angioplasty operation.
HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja had a massive heart attack at 4 PM. His condition is critical now. Simheswara Prabhu has to decide whether to bring Maharaja to the Temple or send Maharaja for the Angioplasty operation.
BY SIMHESVARA DASA
I had just visited HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja. Maharaja is better now. HH is speaking and breathing is with a bit of problem. Dry cough. Plan is to do angioplasty on one or more blocks.
BY SANTI VARDHANA CAITANYA DASA
HH Bhakti Vrajendrannandana Swami Maharaja's health deteriorated again and Maharaja is in ICU now in critical condition. Maharaja is having difficulty in breathing.
The doctors wants to take Maharaja to Malacca to Mahkota Hospital for Angioplasty Operation.
However, Maharaja is very weak now and he needs to gain strength before he could for the Angio. The doctors are strengthening him now and hope to send Maharaja on Friday. Please kindly pray for Maharaja's recovery.
At 8.22 PM I received call from Kalpavrksa Prabhu.
Doctors checked Maharaja again in evening and said that HH is completely free from all danger. However, the water content in Maharaja's body is high and they are now in process of draining the liquids from the body.
This is information we received from Kalpavrksa Prabhu, the disciple of HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami, who is in charge of caring for Maharaja now.
HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja, is in ICU now and his condition is STABLE. Maharaja is resting well now and doctors advised that he should not be disturbed by any visitation for now. HH had difficulty in breathing this morning and upon checking, doctors confirmed that Maharaja had a mild heart failure.
Only devotees authorized by Simheswara Prabhu is allowed visitation for now. We request devotees
to kindly refrain from visiting our beloved Maharaja for now please.
We humbly request everyone to please kindly pray for Maharaja's quick recovery and discharge from ICU.