“He is at risk for multiple organ failure. Right now I am seeing slight signs of impending kidney failure. He has muscle wasting, he has lost a great deal of muscle as you would have noticed which is leading to further protein in the urine and further breakdown of the kidneys and also the liver,” Dr Asanti Charles Le Blanc told reporters.
She said that his body is “fighting” to preserve vital organs and that he is not being fully hydrated.
“It is in my medical opinion, the calm before the storm. I do not see he is safe medically speaking. I think he is on a precipice. I have also spoken to him and his family and things are critical at this stage”.
She told reporters that the intravenous drips being administered to Kublalsingh, a University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer, who maintained his presence outside the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday, were not lifesaving and it could be a matter of days or weeks before it is too late.
“Once we see kidney failure starting in terms of protein in the urine we do need to be not alarmed, I would say very cautious because that is a sign whereby we are getting to the point of no return,” she warned.
Kublalsingh, 53, the head of the Highway Re-route Movement, wants the Kamla Persad Bissessar government to make public the contents of a technical review of the multi-billion dollar San Fernando to Point Fortin highway.
Re-printed from CanaNews