17/07/2017..(53).. Heart touching story.Dr.Shailesh Mehata & 6-Year old Girl...
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The story I am going to depict is not mine. I have heard it from an external speaker who came as a guest in our company's function.
This incident happened in Baroda, India at around 2009. There is a great cardiac surgeon in Baroda called S. Shailesh Mehta. He is quite famous. You have to get an appointment at least a month before to approach him. He was actually a personal friend if the speaker who came to our gathering.
So, as the speaker and him were talking over dinner, Dr Mehta, a 69 year old man was narrating this story to him. He said that a few days back, a couple walked into his office with a 6 year old girl and the file was given to him. Apparently, there was some serious clogging issue with the little girls' heart. The couple had already consulted some doctors who gave up on her. Mr. Mehta explained the couple that her condition is bad and she need to have an open heart surgery immediately or she will have a maximum of 3 to 6 months. He added that their is only 30% chance that the girl will survive the operation. The couple cried their heart out and decided to go ahead with the surgery.
The child was admitted to hospital and the date was fixed. On the date of operation, as the nurses were preparing the girl for operation, Dr. Mehta went to her room. He had already done so many operations and he knew that their is a good chance that the girl wont make it. The following conversation happened between them :-
Dr Mehta - How are you feeling? Don't worry, you'll be alright.
Girl - I am good. But I have a question to ask.
Dr Mehta - What is it?
Girl - Everybody is telling me that I have to undergo open heart surgery. Does it mean that you open my heart completely?
Dr Mehta - Err. Well don't worry, you won’t feel pain. I will give you medicine for that. Don't worry.
Girl - I am not worried but will you open my heart? Because my mom always tells me that God resides in my heart. So, if you open it, can you just see if God is their inside. After my operation tell me how he looks like.
Dr Mehta was stumped. He didn't know what to answer. But he said he will and they continued towards Operation Theatre. The operation started. Due to clogging, blood was not flowing towards the heart. 45 minutes passed and after trying everything Dr Mehta finally told the fellow surgeons that now nothing can be done. He then remembered the talk which he had with the girl. He was feeling guilty. He stepped aside.
Just as he was remembering this talk, his fellow surgeon told him that blood is flowing in her heart.
This is an actual incident. As Dr Mehta was narrating this incident, he told the speaker that he doesn't believe in miracles. Some thing might have happened which even he can't understand. But her clogs cleared. The operation was successful. The girl's heart was perfectly fine and she could now life a normal peaceful life.
As he went back to the girl after the operation. He was not sure what to tell her. He told her "Don't try to find God. God is never to be found out. He is just to be felt. I felt it while the operation. Keep faith in him and he will help you."
As he was narrating this incident, Dr Mehta had tears in his eyes. He said that on his 40 years old career, this is most important thing he learned and that too he learned it from a little girl. He said that he may have opened thousand of hearts but this incident opened his heart. He may give the success percentage to all patients but this little girl taught him what's important is that he believes he can do that.