Sarshini’s journey with Primary Hyperoxaluria | Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan
February 7, 2023
Ten months ago, a little girl named Sarshini had been experiencing constant vomiting for a week. Her parents took her to a nearby hospital, where they advised them that it might be a gastric-related disorder. She continued to throw up even after that.
Sarshini was taken to a different hospital where they usually go for consultations, and she was diagnosed with kidney failure. Her creatinine level was above 18 when she underwent dialysis that same day.
A couple of other doctors suggested Rela Hospital to them. She was thoroughly evaluated by Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan (Senior Consultant Liver and Renal Transplant Surgeon HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation and Renal Transplantation). She was given a genetic test, which revealed that she had the unique condition “Primary Hyperoxaluria.”
She underwent liver and kidney transplants after receiving dialysis for nine months. Sarshini’s grandmother was a liver donor, and her mother was a kidney donor.
Sarshini’s tenacity and bravery enabled her to recover more quickly after the transplant. Both donors and Sarshini are now in good health.
We wish the young girl, also known as a warrior, a good and healthy life in the future.