“We have been trying to have a child for so long, but our luck keeps testing us.”
The moment your child comes to the world is usually the best moment of life, but life turned sour for Sravanti and Raju when their children were born. Their twins were born premature and have been fighting for their lives in the NICU. Unfortunately, their baby boy lost the battle and succumbed to death, just over two weeks later, but their little girl is still on ventilator support.
Sravanthi and Raju have been married for 11 years. When, Shravanthi finally conceived, they were overjoyed, but parenthood has not been easy for them and they have already lost one child. Now their baby girl, who is just 33-days-old, is in the NICU struggling even to breathe. For the desperate parents, life couldn’t have been any harder.
“Pregnancy was never easy for her. But we thought we would get through it. During her seventh month, her water started leaking and things got complicated. She had to be operated upon right away.” - Raju
Sravanthi has always had difficulty with pregnancyThis is the second time Sravanthi got pregnant having miscarried her first baby early in her pregnancy. This time they were overjoyed that the pregnancy wasn’t complicated and that she had been able to sustain it. But sadly, during the seventh month, her water started leaking, putting her and her children’s life at risk and the doctors told them that she had to undergo a C-section immediately.
More than anything else, Sravanthi wants to take her baby home
These first-time parents had to see the death of their own childHer babies were born premature and were very sick. They couldn’t breathe on their own and had to be put on the ventilator immediately. They could not even feed. Their tiny bodies were covered with tubes that were keeping them alive. Despite all that their baby boy could not survive. Just 2 weeks after being born, he passed away, devastating Sravanthi and Raju. Now their only hope is their little daughter, and they are willing to do anything to save her life.
“We can’t afford to lose her. She might be our only chance at parenthood since my wife can’t brave going through pregnancy again, the pain of losing children is unimaginable.”
Their financial condition doesn't let them afford the treatment anymoreSeeing one child die in front of her own eyes shattered Sravanthi. She can’t imagine her life without her daughter and constantly prays for a miracle to happen, that can save her little girl. But the hospital and treatment expenses are beyond their means.
Raju has a small pharmacy in Karimnagar and makes a minimal income every month, to support the bare necessities of his family. Over the last month, he has spent over Rs 9 lakhs towards the treatment of his babies. All his savings are exhausted and he has taken heavy loans from his relatives and friends to pay for the expenses. Now all his sources have dried up and he has no means to afford his child’s treatment.