"My baby cries day and night uncontrollably in pain. As the days pass by, it is only getting worse. Sometimes, he cries so much that he exhausts all his energy and ends up whimpering in pain. At times, he doesn't even allow me to touch him. It is very distressing to helplessly watch him suffer through the agonizing pain." - Divya, baby Lakshith's mother.
His parents thought that the worst was behind them, but their baby is on the brink of death again
Divya and Siddaraju's baby suffered a severe immune deficiency disorder and after much difficulty, underwent a bone marrow transplant this February. After months of living in fear of losing their baby, they finally breathed a sigh of relief after the transplant. Divya and Siddaraju named their baby Lakshith and were delighted that their baby can now finally lead a normal life. But during a regular check-up, their dreams were crushed when they found out that their's baby's body had rejected the new bone marrow.
"We were excited about our son's future and my husband had even decided to start work again. We had spent everything we had on our son's first surgery, and we were ready for a new beginning. But now, even the little hope we had is gone. When they told us that his condition was critical again we were shocked. We thought that the worst was behind us." - Divya.
Only an urgent surgery can save Divya and Siddaraju's 1-year-old, and he needs it in 2 days
The 1-year-old is diagnosed with graft failure, a condition in which the body rejects the transplant. He is also extremely prone to infections, and even a small cold can be fatal. Divya's baby needs a bone marrow transplant urgently. Only two days are left for the surgery that can save this baby's life, but his parents have nothing left to save him.
"It hurts to watch my baby go through all this again. His tiny body has to endure so much pain. He has numerous tubes running through his body, and whenever they inject medicines into it, he cries inconsolably in pain. I cannot even take him in my arms to console him at that moment and all I can do is just weep and watch him suffer. It is painful to see how much this small body will have to endure," - Divya.
Siddaraju is desperately trying to save his son, but he's helpless
Siddaraju, a farmer, earns Rs. 140 a day with which he keeps his family afloat. However, with his meager income, he cannot afford the surgery that can save his only son from death.
"We had sold our only piece of land for his previous surgery and now we are left with nothing. My husband ran to every person he could think of to get help for our son. With the money he collected, we could only admit him in the ICU. We have spent 1 lakh until now and cannot afford this urgent surgery which costs 9 lakhs. All we can do is only pray for help to save our son," - Divya.
How You Can HelpDivya's 1-year-old has only two days left to get a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Without this, they will lose their precious baby forever.
Divya and Siddaraju are heartbroken and are desperately trying to afford the transplant that will save their son's life. With little left to call their own, these helpless parents need your help to save their only child from the clutches of death.