A woman saved the life of her daughter-in-law by donating her kidney even as the patient's mother refused to donate her kidney.
Kavita, 36-year-old housewife from Uttam Nagar in West Delhi had to undergo kidney transplant and initially her mother had agreed to help her. However, she refused at the last minute. It was her mother-in-law, Vimla (65), who stepped in to donate one of her kidneys.
Dr Sunil Prakash, senior consultant and Director of Nephrology at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, said, "It is not a reel life story, but a real one with a happy ending. Kavita underwent successful kidney transplantation at the hospital. She is alright. It's amazing to see the relation between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law."
Kavita had been suffering from frequent bouts of vomiting and weight loss. She visited a doctor and went through an ultrasound test and it was revealed that she was suffering from renal failure.
A team of doctors decided she would have to go for kidney transplant. It was difficult for her family to find a first degree donor, which can only be amongst close family members.
"Finally her mother agreed for kidney donation. All investigations were completed but just before the transplant, her mother refused to give her kidney. At this point, her mother-in-law came forward which nobody expected. She really surprised us all," said Dr. Prakash.
"I was so surprised and happy to see how my mother-in-law came forward. She is my new mother," said Kavita.
"After examining Vimla, we found her fit to donate her kidney to Kavita. The surgery took place on June 23. Now both donor and the recipient are doing fine," said Dr Aditya Pradhan, senior consultant, Urology, Andrology and Renal Transplant at the hospital.