Sudha's baby is two months premature and she is struggling to save him | Milaap
Sudha's baby is two months premature and she is struggling to save him
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    Baby of Sudha

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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I am Sudha’s baby boy and this is my story. I have been in the hospital since September last year, and every day is a struggle for me. I was born at only 27 weeks; I guess I just couldn’t wait to meet my mom and dad but I haven’t had my happy moment with them yet. I haven’t even started breathing on my own. I weighed only 770 gms at first, but now I weigh 3.5 kg.

Strong baby, you would say, but you know how I was able to fight this much? It was only because my parents did not give up on me. I had severe respiratory problems and growth retardation, and there was a point where it was doubtful whether I would survive. But my mother did not give up hope. Despite not having any money, she and my father made sure I got the treatment I deserved till now.

My mother has suffered enough

Right from battling high blood pressure to undergoing an emergency c-section to have me, my mother has gone through a lot. Before being pregnant with me, she also quit her job – she was working in a small office. All she wants in her life right now is to take me home and see me grow up. The doctors say that my health is improving, but that I need more time in the NICU to get past the serious stage. I want to be with her. I want her to carry me and make me feel safe. Right now, she can’t even hold me as I am in the ventilator, fighting for my life.

I want to know how it is like to breathe as a normal baby

I have a dozen tubes covering my face. I know I am too little to wish for anything, but I want to be able to take a breath of fresh air. I also want to feel the warmth of my mother when I drink milk. But now, I am drinking milk through tubes that are too big for my tiny face. I know my parents have suffered so much to see me live, so I want to be able to take care of them when I grow up. But will I grow up? Will I survive another day in the NICU?

How you can help

I need to stay in the NICU for a few more days until my health stabilizes and my lungs develop completely. But my father cannot afford the expenses. He used to make only Rs 11,000 a month as a cook, but had to quit that because my grandfather fell ill too. My parents are distraught. They want me to live, but they are helpless.  Will you give me a chance to grow up in this world?

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