Posted: 15 August 2013 at 8:26am | IP Logged
Mr Kapoor we are sorry, your wife hs slipped into coma
The earth shattered beneath his feet, as he heard those words coming out. How can it be possible, how just can it happen, it's not true, he kept on repeating these lines to himself , he kept on saying that this cannot happen at all, Priya cant slip into coma.
He wanted to be more sure of this unknown acceptance and he questioned one more time to the doctors, that whtever he had heard right now, was it really true. The doctors nodded in affirmative saying that they tried their level best to keep Priya's senses alive, but she was not responding at all, they could not help after which, and she slipped into coma.
A nurse came out holding a little figure in her hands, she came near Ram and said "hold this little figure with you, it's your baby".
The words took a little time to register in his ears as he still not had come in terms over the news regarding Priya. The nurse repeated the lines and asked him to hold his baby. Ram at first just didn't knew what to say and how to react, but then he slowly lkd at that tiny angel and his eyes were moist with tears filled up that he was not able see the vision clearly.
The scene would have remained same and still until One of the doctors from the team, Dr. Neha Bannerjee , who was treating Priya's pregnancy, and was with Priya in the OT as her gynaec and also had been a family friend of Ram since ages came near him and said , " Hold this little one Ram, she is yours, she is all yours and Priya's little baby girl" " Hold her up Ram, she is waiting for her father to hold her "
The word father rang in his ears, and Ram with a moment given wiped out his tears and came near the little one, his eyes were full placed on this girl, he looked at Dr. Neha and asked with a heavy tone yet sounding soft: " Is this mine, is this really mine?"
Neha nodded in affirmative and said : " She is yours Ram, only yours, Priya delivered her and.."
There was a silence for a while and Ram adjusted himself while taking an immense control over his emotions for the moment, went near his baby girl, he slided his adult fingers into this little one's and then holded it softly, he kissed those little hands and then kept his hands on her tiny body. He asked the nurse through signs who was holding her to give it to him.
The nurse very delicately placed this little angel in her father's hands, Ram took his girl in his arms and a plethora of emotions rided under him. He caressed her cheeks with his own, he brought her near to his face and felt her, gave her a fatherly kiss on her forehead, and her tiny chest, he cupped her eyes with a kiss and felt her once again, he had become a father, a father of a little girl, a girl whom he had always dreamt of, he had always desired his first child a girl, though he had promised that he would take any one ' whether a girl or a boy to be fathered to as it would be a god's gift and Priya's biggest surprise and a gift of lifetime to him.
He holded the little one's palms delicately and kept her in his arms looking at her lovingly and adoringly, she was just like what he had expected, a perfect mix of him and Priya, her eyes were like him, mischievous, and tiny lips like Priya's, her nose was also like Priya, but her round face was just like him. He had felt the world in his just by holding her, he called out saying to her: " Hey tweetie, you are mine, u see, you are mine, you knw why I am saying this , its bec I am your father, your dad, and that I love you , love you and just love you, welcome to the world sweets"
After few moments, the nurse asked him to give back the baby to her as she has to keep her in incubator, Ram panicked for a while after hearing incubator but she assured him it's just for baby's safety as she is too thin and tiny. Neha assured him that his baby is doing fine and he need not have to worry about her.
Ram quipped saying that yes, he didn't have to worry about the baby, but Priya, today she had the most beautiful gift within her and she is not with me to see her. He handed the baby to the nurse and watched her being taken away from him with full of emotions, he wanted to hold her one more time but gained composure after receiving this happiness.
He then turned and questioned Neha about Priya as how could this happen, how can she go in a coma; she had assured him that nothing would go wrong, then?
Neha was silent at this question and Ram sensed something undesirable, he asked Neha whether she is hiding anything from him, whether he doesn't knw what he is supposed to know as a husband.
Neha nodded saying "Yes"
Ram asked her to tell what had happened, how could Priya's pregnancy go wrong when he himself got assurance from her that she is fine, and she wl be delivering normally, then what had happnd that Priya went in a coma.
Neha said that she should not say this but she is glad that Priya went in a coma, Ram got super annoyed hearing this from her and questioned her about what she just tried to say, Neha regained composure and said the same line yet again, that she is glad that Priya went in a coma, otherwise she had given all hopes of her survival.
Ram was shocked to the core and looked at her with loads of questions surrounding him. He asked her to repeat what she just said, Neha insisted that now whatever he is hearing is right, Priya had less chances of survival post pregnancy, this pregnancy was risky to her at every stage, and that Priya had lost lots of blood than expected while delivering her child.
Ram looked at her with once again plethora of emotions sliding from anger, disgust, pain and hurt. He couldn't believe what he was hearing and what he was going through in the smallest time he was there at the front.
He moved towards Neha and holded her arms and asked one more question, probably the last one as he didn't had any more strengths to face the trials, " Did Priya knew abt all this?"
Edited by *Resham* - 15 August 2013 at 8:27am
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