You see our son had yellow eyes when he was born. The village elders said it is jaundice and is common in newborns. We waited for him to get better but he only got worse. What we did not know then was that our baby boy was born with a defect. His bile duct was blocked and his liver was already failing. When we took him to the doctor, they first said a surgery could fix him, but it was only after all the tests that we found out that he needs a liver transplant right away.
Our baby is just 5 months old. He can’t even tell us if he is in pain, all he can do is cry. Even holding him is hard because he starts squealing at touch. The doctor said he would feel itchy and the bloating belly would put him in great pain.
We don't let Deepu play with him anymore. She is devastated and tells us over and over again that she will not hurt him. It breaks our heart to keep her away from her little brother, but what can we do? She is too young to understand the gravity of the situation, so we just told her that her little brother is sick and that she can play with him once he is fine. It makes her very sad.
He’s so little and has not seen anything in life, it’s unfair that he suffers so much. He has to be taken in for regular tests and check-ups, and we do our best to provide him with all he needs despite struggling to keep the household afloat with the meager income that my husband brings home. Satya works as a daily wage labourer and we live on his wage. It was enough for us as a family. We never thought one of us would be this sick. It is something we were totally unprepared for.
Satya and I are trying our best to save our son. But unfortunately, his treatment costs way too much and is well beyond our means. To save him, we need your help, since only your contribution can give him a second chance at life.