Their happiness quickly turned into a nightmareBaby Adhiraj’s birth was the happiest day for Gunojit and Bavita. They took home a healthy bundle of joy, and eagerly waited for the day he would take his first steps. However, Adhiraj has spent the last few months shuttling between hospitals.
“He was only 8 months old when his gums started bleeding and he had blood in his urine. We immediately took him to the hospital. They told us his platelet count was very low and he was showing symptoms of thalassemia. So, for two months after that, my baby had blood transfusions, but nothing helped him. He still bled uncontrollably and we had no answers or solutions.” – Bavita, Adhiraj’s mother.
Adhiraj’s body can’t stop him from bleedingAdhiraj has a serious condition called Immune Thrombocytopenia in which the body destroys platelets that help control bleeding in the body. He had internal bleeding and his condition deteriorated so much that he was in the ICU for 3 days with extremely low haemoglobin. Adhiraj’s tiny body can’t fight this dangerous disease on its own. He needs to stay in the hospital for at least 15 days before his condition stabilizes.
“He’s only a baby. His life should be filled with love and care. He should be in the warmth of our home, not being pierced with injections all day. Every minute for the next few weeks count. He needs strict medical care because of how serious his condition is. I’m so scared that without treatment, my baby will bleed out and die. He’s only 1, and all he can do is cry when he sees all that blood. Watching him cry is the most heartbreaking sight.”
Despite their best efforts, his parents find themselves helpless in saving their only babyGunojit and Bavita are trying hard to remain positive in the face of adversity. They took him all the way from their hometown in Assam to Chennai with hope in their hearts that their only baby will be saved. Gunojit works for a small company in Assam, and his income wasn’t enough to pay for Adhiraj’s treatment. They’ve taken bank loans to pay his medical bills so far, but now, they’re at a dead end.
“When Adhiraj was born, all I could see was a happy future for the three of us. Now, all I can think about is whether he’s even going to make it to the next day. Every day of treatment counts for him. He has to stay in the hospital.”
How You Can HelpBaby Adhiraj’s body is slowly giving up on him. With medical care and attention, he can get better, but the next few weeks are extremely crucial for him. He needs to stay in the hospital for at least 15 days to avoid any infection and internal bleeding. Adhiraj can be saved from this life-threatening disease with your help.
Your support can save Adhiraj’s life.