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The doctors who give Madhavi a new lease of life

Madhavi was abandoned when she was just 2 weeks old in the cradle outside the gates of Palna.

She was immediately taken to the Medical Crisis unit for a preliminary examination. The examination revealed that she was small for gestational age. She weighed less than 3lb. She was dehydrated and lethargic. She was suffering from hypoglycemia – deficiency of glucose, hypocalcemia – deficiency of calcium, and a urinary tract infection with sepsis. The doctors and medical staff at Palna worked hard to save her.

As she improved, nasogastric feeding was started with IV fluid. In the following months she recovered fully and moved to an oral full feed

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