2010 and 2011
After her discharge from Malar Hospital, Parvathy appeared to be fine. However by that time she had developed internal fear about her health and she always would compare herself with her mother, who passed away in her sixtieth year. She started to dislike the dentures given to her and that was an additional problem. She wanted to fix suitable bride for Krishna and somehow it could not be finalised. Hence she started to have blood pressure , in addition to diabetics . Dr. Sai Ramanan had been revising her medicine list according to her health condition. Dr Shamsuddeen was also consulted.
Rohan’s upanayanam was to be held in September’10. Parvathy started planning for the function months in advance. At one stage Doctor suggested to have nurse to take care of Parvathy at home during daytime, as myself and Krishna were working.After few days Parvathy developed more problems and Doctor advised her hospitalisation in St Isabelle Hospital for few days for better treatment and recovery. On the second day after her hospitalisation she became completely normal and she was discharged within a week. Of course Dr Sai Ramanan said that by that time she had developed Alzhemire disease( memory loss), which was in initial stage. That was a big shock to me.
After sometime we felt the need to have two nurses to take care of her through day and night. There was a fall in her health condition with her memory loss , though minimal,adding to her problems.Again she had to be hospitalized after few days- that time in a crisis situation in an AMBULANCE. After two days in ICU, she was moved to a special Ward and she was not happy with the Nurses in that Ward.She started to complain about the nurses and equipments.On that day Dr.Sai Ramanan could come there only after 10 pm.He referred to her complaints only as an indication of her fall in health and changed her medicines immediately( Had she been normal, she would not have complained ).Latha came on special leave to be with her in the Hospital that time. While she was at Hospital, Parvathy called Cook Radhakrishnan to finalise catering arrangements for Rohan’s Upanayanam !! Lot of tests were done . It was finally found that Parvathy had to eat food with less SALT and she had to consult Urologist.After more than one week she was finally discharged .
After discharge from the Hospital there was a remarkable recovery over a period of two or three weeks. Parvathy was able to attend Rohan’s Upanayanam in September’10 spread over two days. Of course Nurse attendants were there. Later Latha arranged special Homam for the recovery of Parvathy.Afterwards we tried to reduce Nurses slowly. In October’10 she seemed quite normal and I arranged trips to Pondicheri and then to Kumbakonam and Peravur.She was able to make theses trips without any assistance. Hence I planned a trip to Coimbatore in end October’10 to attend Sashtiabthapoorthy of Coimbatore Srinivasan by train. Srinivasan was very particular in requesting Parvathy to make this trip.She not only attended the function happily but also climbed the stairs of Marudhamalai temple along with Natarajan and Jayaraman, with ease.
In the next two months she was almost normal generally.She called me over the phone frequently, when I was in office.That was something unusual.She also went for consultation with the Urologist Lady specialist. That lady specialist advised her to get admitted in the Hospital once more to bring down salt problem.The tone and language used by that specialist did not go well with Parvathy. She did not want to get admitted once more and was only trying to postpone.At that time I was busy with Film Festival work. One day I got appointment with that Urologist fixed and also arranged transport but finally she requested me to somehow postpone the appointment to some time after Pongal !! She wanted to be at home for PONGAL.
Later she started blaming me for fixing dentures for her without her consent ! Finally January ‘2011 came. On 14-1-11, TV programme was there in the evening for Sabarimala Makara Jyothi and she spoke to all relatives mentioning about that programme. Krishnamurthy and Radha came to our house in the night with Pongal seer.Around same time Latha also called over phone and Parvathy spoke to everyone at Latha’s house.
Early next morning(15-1-2011) (PONGAL) Parvathy was feeling uneasy and told me that she had taken a decision to go to St. Isabel Hospital. Hence ambulance was called . Krishna went in the ambulance with her. I went by scooter with Krishna Kumar.
On reaching the Hospital, I was shocked to hear the news that she had been certified as BROUGHT DEAD in the Hospital.The Duty Doctor asked me about my next plan of action. I replied that I did not have any PLAN.
THEN ONLY I REALISED THAT SHE WANTED TO BE WITH ME TILL THAT PONGAL ONLY !!!!!
( to be continued)