Nature can play some nasty tricks at times. Take for instance this little mite who was born with four arms and legs and is joined at the pelvis with her headless, underdeveloped twin. The operation is already underway and success will give her a chance of a normal life.
I fervently hope she comes through this mammoth operation and pray it will not be in vain. God Bless her and may He ease her suffering from the pain. TC.
I think it is wonderful that after being turned away from local hospitals out there, this Doctor Patil happened to make a visit to that village. She had the compassion, optimism and will to at least give this child a chance in life, and I hope she and her teams succeed in that. Life is too precious to just dismiss out of hand and these dedicated medical teams are doing their best right now for this child. TC.
this child is just one among many in India, although most are not so extreme. Travel through some of the remoter areas of the subcontinent and you'll see some pretty distressing sights.
It's a sobering thought that this case has only come to the attention of the world's media because of its rather bizarre nature. What will ease this child's suffering is a happy outcome, and I think that is going to be down to the skill of the surgeons, rather than any divine intervention. She's lucky, if you can use that term; there are many other children in India who are condemned to a short and unhappy life because of congenital defects that aren't so newsworthy.
Firstly, thanks for bringing this to my notice. Secondly, for the first time I agree totally with FE's input, and in my own way will pray that the surgeons, doctors And perhaps scientists get it right.