Saturday, AUG 18, 2018
(15:30 Hrs – Indian Standard Time) Update #13
Dear God-family, disciples and well-wishers of Guru Maharaja
Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Guru Maharaja was intubated today morning as his CO2 (Carbon Di-oxide) levels rose and some of the counts were not in control. Doctors confirm that the tracheostomy has been performed on him today morning without any complications. We understand that there was very thick mucus (40ml) blocking the airway, which has been removed now. He has been moved back into the ICU and will be on sedation for the next 6 to 8 hours after which he will be gradually weaned off. We are hopeful that the tracheostomy will ease Guru Maharja’s breathing and help improve his lung function and that will enable him to be off mechanical breathing assistance soon.
As we have mentioned many times, this recovery period is very crucial and hence we request you to pray vigorously, with all your hearts, which will greatly help Guru Maharaja to tide over very easily.
On behalf of the Health Team & JPS Seva Committee,
Maha Varaha Das