UPDATE: HH Mukunda Goswami
Friday, October 30, 13:35 Brisbane time.
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
We are greatly relieved to report that Mukunda Maharaja’s hip surgery was done this morning from 9:15am till 12:45pm. By your prayers and Srila Prabhupada’s mercy it was very successful. All the medical stats are fine (please see the image attached).
The orthopedic surgeons placed four screws into Maharaja’s hip and thigh under spinal anesthesia. Maharaja is back to his ICU room and is being closely monitored for blood pressure, oxygen level, clotting, infections and other vital parameters. If all goes well, later today they will withdraw the heart pacing wire and will start taking the drains out from his chest.
This morning before the operation Maharaja was hungry and asked for some milk, which is a good sign, so they will try and feed Maharaja later today. Devotees are arranging for some cow’s milk from New Govardhan farm.
Tomorrow physiotherapists will make Mukunda Maharaja stand up, put weight on his hip and gradually start walking, which is essential for his rehabilitation and recovery from both surgeries. However, the rehab period will be very intense and painful for Maharaja, so your prayers will still be required.
Maharaja will spend another day in the ICU and will then be transferred to the cardiology ward. However, his physical condition, albeit greatly improved, still is not strong enough to entertain visitors. Please hold your visitations off until Maharaja feels stronger and indicates to us that he is ready.
We will keep you updated.
Again, thank you very much for your support and prayers, which make all of us immensely grateful for the wonderful family that Srila Prabhupada gave us.
On behalf of Mukunda Goswami’s disciples and followers,