In the time that took to diagnose him, Yaswanth's liver was damaged beyond repairWhen Yaswanth was 6 months old, he began having recurring diarrhea. His diaper was filled with mucus. His tummy was tender and bloated, often making him cry when anyone touched him. Prasad and Laxmi began their hunt for medicine or an answer. No doctor could shed light on the situation.
“In Guntur, we got to know his liver is damaged. He was born with some deficiency. If we had gotten help sooner, maybe we could have saved him from all this pain. We had to watch, as he slowly lost his strength, stopped eating, and began crying all day in pain.” – Laxmi
He could go into multi-organ failure and dieThe family landed at a hospital in Chennai for a liver transplant. There, they were told that the surgery can be delayed. Yaswanth was discharged and sent home. His pain only got worse as every follow-up and test at various hospitals wiped out his father’s savings.
“One day, it looked like he would not survive the pain. So, we took him to a hospital in Hyderabad known for liver transplants. Our doctor said any more delay in the transplant could put him in multi-organ failure. Saving him at that time would be difficult.” - Prasad
First, they lost time trying to find the disease, now they are losing time to find moneyPrasad did not know how much the transplant would cost until then. When he realized he would have to arrange for Rs. 18 lakhs, he understood why they were turned away everywhere else. As a farmer, making around Rs. 50,000 in a year, Prasad had Rs. 2 lakhs savings that went towards medical expenses so far. In fact, he even borrowed more money from his friends to pay bills.
“I could never afford 18 lakhs. Maybe that is why Yaswanth did not get help anywhere else. My financial condition should not kill my son. It should not keep him in pain.” - Prasad
Yaswanth has probably not known even one healthy day in his life. The disease is taking every bit of him. He needs a liver transplant immediately.
How you can help save YaswanthYaswanth is not even able to poop now. He has a severe stomach ache, that keeps him from falling asleep. He has stopped eating, and must be force-fed. His condition is clearly getting worse, and this worries his parents.
“For nearly 2 years, my son has been dying. I want to save him, and give him the life we promised when he was first born. We did not promise him luxury or anything materialistic. We promised him happiness. He needs to be alive to experience it. Please, help me.”
Your contribution can save his life.