Sathya Sai Baba. Stable But Still Critical, his doctors say
Posted by Barry Pittard on April 12, 2011
Medical bulletins emitting from Sathya Sai Baba’s medical team say that 85 year-old patient‘s condition is still critical but stable and with some improvement. The sheer convergence of top Indian medical expertise at Sathya Sai Baba’s bedside from elsewhere in India is quite extraordinary. One wonders how the patients and staffs these eminent doctors have left behind in other parts of India are faring.
Updated Monday, Apr 11, 2011 1745 Hrs. IST Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs by Dr A N Safaya, Director, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who continues to be under treatment of this hospital is showing positive response to the treatment being given to Him. He continues to be on the ventilator and is undergoing dialysis periodically. His kidneys and lungs are showing signs of improvement. His hemodynamic values like heart rate, blood pressure, blood gas analysis are nearly normal. The functioning of liver is also showing improvement. His over all condition is much better than earlier although He is still critical.
Robert Priddy Articles During Sathya Sai Baba’s Health Crisis
Posted by robertpriddy on April 11, 2011
Posted by robertpriddy on April 10, 2011 Robert Priddy comments: Numerous reports about Sathya Sai Baba’s illness, health condition and prospects flood out each day from India papers and medial outlets, mostly repetitive and of no ‘news’ value. Meanwhile, few are reported outside the Indian sub-continent, the god-guru not being newsworthy and largely or wholly unknown to the great majority of the population in developed countries.
Posted by robertpriddy on April 7, 2011 Robert Priddy comments: That Indian government officials – and even Sathya Sai officials – are so concerned about the succession question and what will become of the huge assets controlled by the Sathya Sai Central Trust rather indicates that they are cynical as to the chances of Sai Baba’s recovery.
Posted by robertpriddy on April 6, 2011
Posted by robertpriddy on April 5, 2011 Robert Priddy comments: I have predicted that – as Sai officialdom always does – the facts have been glossed over by Dr. Safaya and all the other believers in Sai Baba’s omnipotent powers. Sai Baba’s condition has been critical and doctors have had to ‘fight to save his life’. That he is on continuous kidney dialysis is a telling sign that his system is not likely to enable him to survive long. Malnutrition in old age is usually connected to mental degeneration or old age depression, signs of both of which have been visible in him since his 85th birthday celebrations where he appeared as an unmoving almost wooden idol. Whether they are successful or not time will show, but it is a sign, perhaps, in that the vultures are gathering already: his nephew Ratnakara (TIMES OF INDIA) is reportedly trying to take control of the Sathya Sai Central Trust and even to ‘step into Sai Baba’s shoes’! The Sathya Sai Central Trust has also reportedly obtained signatures from at least two of Sai Baba’s relatives (Deccan Chronicle). A recent report from various Sai ‘authorities’ is that Sai Baba’s condition has stabilized again and that he is showing sings of some improvement. One must evaluate this on the background of the turmoil surrounding the doctors and officials who have even been attacked by suspicious and fanatical devotees trying forcibly to get immediate access to Sai Baba (who is in intensive care still on a respirator and continuous dialysis!).
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