Ruta - Hearty and Smiling
This is the story of
Ruta Ramoliya, a cardiac patient from Gujrat, who was operated
in SSSIHMS, Bangalore.
Reg No. : WS 00120665, Reg on: 19-Nov-04
a sweet and tender 5-year old from Surat, a town in state of
Gujrat (West of India), was an apparently healthy child. Though
she did not put on much weight, nobody who saw her then would
ever say that she was not healthy.
At the age of one, one day, suddenly she fell ill with a high
fever and a severe cough. A local doctor there prescribed her
some medicines. But the medicines had least effect. Her
condition remained same even after continuing with the medicine
for 3-4 days.
The worried parents returned to the doctor. The doctor now
ordered some blood tests and an X-ray. It was only when the
X-ray was taken that Ruta was suspected to be suffering from a
heart ailment. She was then referred to a paediatric specialist,
who ordered an echocardiogram. The echo test was done
and the diagnosis was confirmed. Ruta had a hole in the heart.
This was further confirmed in a free medical camp conducted by a
Ruta’s family and relatives were shattered at this diagnosis, to
say the least. They could scarcely believe that their sweet
daughter, who was just 5 yrs, could have a heart ailment.
Ruta's father, working in one of Surat’s diamond
polishing companies, earned only Rs.3,500/- per month and he had
two other kids to look after. There was no way he could afford
the cost of treatment.
Just about this time, Ruta’s parents remembered seeing Swami on
the television channels, Sanskar and Astha, but were not aware
that a super specialty hospital exists.
In fact, it was by chance that Ruta’s father met a friend, whose
relative had been operated on at Swami's Hospital. Very soon
after this, Ruta along with her parents was in the hospital. She
was examined thoroughly and put on the surgery list.
In August, 2005 Ruta received the invitation for surgery. She
was admitted and operated on in early September. The hole was
closed successfully. She recovered very well and was discharged.
Before Ruta left the hospital, her parents said that in
Ruta's entire stay in Hospital, while receiving so many
injections, while enduring a number of blood tests and
experiencing so much pain, this little 5 year old girl did not
call out or cry for an instant. It seemed as if a Divine power
had taken away the feeling of pain from her.
Now that Ruta is hail and hearty, What does she want to do when
she grows up? What are her parents’ plans for Ruta?
The parents of Ruta, with deep satisfaction on their faces, say,
“Even at home, we would not be able to give the kind of
loving service the doctors and nurses have given her. Our aim
will be to give her a good education. When she grows up
a little more, we will tell her about the ‘Jeevan daan’ (gift of
life) she received at this Hospital. We are certain that, with
God’s grace, she will go on to become someone this Hospital
would be proud of.”
As of now, unmindful of all her parents are talking about, Ruta
is all smiles…
- Heart2Heart Team
E-Magazine, October 2005