Update on Radhika – the little girl with TB

In May, while in Kathmandu being investigated at the Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC), Radhika became very unwell and had problems breathing. She was referred to Dhulikel Hospital where it transpired that she had pneumonia, and was in intensive care for 2 days and then in a general ward for a week. She recovered well and then moved back to HRDC where she continues to be treated for her spinal TB and has also had some physiotherapy which has really helped her to walk better, even without an operation.

Radhika able to walk more upright

The picture on the right shows how much better she can stand upright and she can walk without supporting herself with her hands on her knees.

It is now June and we hope that she will soon be well enough to have the operation that will strengthen and straighten her spine more permanently, but it may be a little while yet. In the meantime, you can see a video of Radhika walking more normally if you CLICK HERE