Jayapataka Swami Update
Posted November 6, 2008
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Maharaja's rate of improvement is very slow. His blood pressure, blood sugar, platelets, etc. are stable. We have consulted other neurologists and surgeons in India, from Delhi, Bhubanesvara, Tirupati, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. Everyone is of the same opinion: the situation is very critical.
No surgery can be performed, and there is no medicine that can be given. The brain stem hemorrhage was very serious, and if the bleeding had continued there would have been no chance of survival. Fortunately Maharaja's bleeding has stopped, which is why there is hope of recovery. But there is no treatment for it: it has to heal on its own.
That means it is completely in the hands of Sri Krishna. Intense prayer to the Lord is the only hope. The doctors are simply trying to maintain Maharaja's health so he remains stable, so he may recover on his own. Nothing more can be done at this point. The current problem is the blood clot in the brain stem. It cannot be dissolved by medicine, nor operated upon. It has to dissolve on it's own.
At this point we have to simply wait, depending upon the mercy of the Lord. According to the doctors, even if everything goes OK it will be a long period of healing. The hospital has now allowed for a devotee to be with Maharaja always, reading Srila Prabhupada's book and chanting.
According to the doctors, only when Maharaja is free from danger and the ventilation is removed will he be transferred to a separate room. Then more devotees can visit.
After some time I will try to give some more details of how things are to be handled here in Mumbai in regards to the health treatment of Maharaja.
Bhakti Purusottama Swami