Thursday, April 10, 2008

(Updated) Still at ICU

4:30 pm update: The labs just called and told us that Shivam's nasal culture taken on 4/4/08 (6 days ago) just developed influenza A virus. Talk about being in high spirits...Poor kid has no immune system and is now attacked by flu? As if someone doesn't want us to have a moment of smile. We are in enough tears already. Stop this barrage of infections and viruses and bacterias and fungus.

Shivam's condition has not changed since the last update. He is still very sick, whole body very swollen, watery eyes and in pain.

But our spirits are not down. We will fight through this.


Unknown said...


All our prayers will be answered. Be strong, Shivam needs you to be strong to get through this. He will recover soon, things will get back to being normal. God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

watery eyes ... (here too)
God is watching over and protecting him!! Shivam u are a hero..

his and your pain is felt by all of us...

high spirits will surely get you'll through this .. keep up the faith

Anonymous said...

All my prayers and good thoughts are focused on Shivam and your family. He will be ok. God is here.

Anonymous said...

Shivam we are all proud of you sweetie!!! You are indeed a fighter and a son of noble parents.
Nikhil/Urmila - just remember what Shirdi Sai Baba says -
We all and the ALMIGHTY is with you folks.
HE will surely bring you out of this very soon.

Sahasra said...

He will be fine.

Anonymous said...

All the prayers can't go unanswered. Shivam should be fine.

Anonymous said...

Shivam, you are a fighter and we are very proud of you. We pray to God to get you out of the pain very soon and lead you to the path of recovery.

Anonymous said...

Urmila and Nikhil-

Shivam is battling this out with remarkable tenacity and I pray that you are able to stay strong with him through this ordeal.

I pray that you have the power to overcome misfortune, fear and injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

I pray that you have the courage to accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

Unknown said...

Hi Nikhil and Urmila,
We are finding it hard to even imagine what you are going through. You all are in our thoughts and prayers all the time and we have faith that everything will be back to normal in due course of time.
If there’s ANY WAY we can be useful in this battle you and Shivam are fighting, do let us know.

Amit and Shelley