Eman, ‘world’s heaviest’ woman, on path to gradual recovery in Mumbai hospital

Eman is seen grooving to Arabic music with her sister standing by her side. (Screengrab: mid-day.com)

Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, the 36-year-old Egyptian woman who at 500 kg was the world’s heaviest, who successfully underwent an operation in Mumbai on March 7, 2017, has been recovering well.

She had a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at the Saifee Hospital, and “her post operation recovery is going fairly well and after 10 days of the procedure, her current weight is 358 kg,” according to the Save Eman Cause which has created a fund.

This fundraiser has been set up in order to help Eman lead the life she deserves. The money will be put in a separate account created specifically for Eman's treatment, while she's in India.

Eman has been currently put under a two- hourly liquid feeding regime - starting 6 am to 12pm. Her diet is administered via a feeding tube.

She is currently getting a low sodium protein powder mixed with soya milk. To maintain her calorie intake she is also getting a total of 45 ml of MCT oil that gets mixed in the feed.

Her total daily caloric intake is approximately 1800 calories and total daily protein intake is approximately 200 gm.

Given the fact that she had a severe core pulmonale or rightsided failure even prior to the surgery, her treatment with diuretics and protein therapy continue but her levels of uric acid remain a challenge, according to the doctors.

The the medical team looking after her said, “We don’t for see any major surgical intervention in the near future. She has done extremely well post surgery but continues to remain on tube feeds because of a difficulty in swallowing fluids because of previously suffered stroke. “

“Physiotherapy and stabilization of other medical and hormonal factors continue with the entire medical team trying to get her fit to fly safely back to Egypt as soon as they deem fit.”

Meanwhile, Eman's genetic reports are still awaited from America.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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