Poonam's 3-week-old baby was born with breathing difficulties and blocked intestines. His intestines are infected and he needs an urgent surgery to remove these decaying intestines. His father Kapil is a barber in a small village near Delhi and cannot afford to pay for his treatment. The family has already lost one baby and are desperate to save this one's life.
This baby has been ill from his first breath
Poonam gave birth to a baby boy on June 7, 2017. Her daughters Anuradha (8) and Ananya (7) are perfectly healthy but her third child passed away a year ago when he was just 1-week-old. This baby is her fourth child and Poonam is desperately praying that this one makes it.
Poonam and Kapil with their baby
Right at birth, the baby developed difficulty breathing and needed constant ventillation for seven days. He also developed a severe infection because his intestines were blocked and his food was stuck in his body. He has damaged, dead intestines inside and they need to be removed immediately if the baby is to live.
Poonam has already gone through the death of her 1-week-old baby. He died of heart failure. Now, she is reliving the same nightmare wondering if her baby will survive another day. The baby is showing signs of getting better and needs surgery and ventillator support to continue living.
The baby is finally showing signs of getting better
Poonam and Kapil are struggling with the expenses of the treatment
Kapil is a nai – a barber and he runs a modest 'saloon' for men in his village. He grooms the men in his village giving them shaves, and haircuts even a head massage. Every day, he can earn up to Rs 250 – but most days it is significantly lesser. Especially now that his shop has been shut for a month.
So far, Kapil has managed to pay bills worth Rs 4 lakhs for his son's treatment with a loan from a local money lender. “We don't know anyone in Delhi. We don't have a roof over our heads. I have taken a loan that costs me an interest of Rs 3 per day. We just want to go home but we can't,” he says.
Poonam is heartbroken to see her son with so many tubes inserted into his small and delicate body
Both Poonam and Kapil have both studied only till class five they keenly feel the lack of their education now. “We came to a private hospital because we want to save our child. But the number of machines plugged to his body remain the same. We are slowly losing hope,” Poonam says.
The Hospital and its team of doctors have provided the best possible priority care for this baby. They have generously waived off as much as fee as possible and have applied for discounted service charges too. Please help the family cope with this difficult situation. "
The baby is fighting for his life
Poonam and Kapil don't know anyone in Delhi and sleep on the hospital floors as they wait for their baby to get better. Even though they don't see it, their baby is getting better and fighting to live. With the right treatment, the baby has a good chance of surviving.
Already under heavy debt, Kapil has stretched his credit. With a little help this family does not need to lose another baby. Contribute now.