“We lost our baby girl this morning. My wife is at the waiting room and refuses to leave. Now, she goes to see our only child every chance she gets and comes out broken. I can see him only once a day, but that’s the only thing I have left to look forward to now.”
Kanagavalli and Chandhragasan’s day begins and ends at the NICU where their 15-day-old baby boy now lays. Despite being in severe pain, and staying up all night, Kanagavalli spends all her time in the hospital. Every time Chandhragasan asks her to rest, she says she will only rest once her baby boy is safe. The joy of parenthood is only a distant dream for these new parents who’ve already lost one of their twin babies and might lose the other if they can’t find a way to continue treatment soon.
Their babies were born extremely premature, gasping for breathKanagavalli followed the doctor's instructions religiously. She was advised bed rest during her fifth month of pregnancy, so Chandhragasan ensured that she was well rested and didn’t exert herself. Unfortunately, during her sixth month, she had to undergo an emergency C-section to deliver the babies who wouldn’t have made it otherwise.
“Our baby girl was only 666 grams and our boy only 777 grams. They couldn’t even breathe, and our boy still can’t without oxygen support. My wife is so devastated that she barely says anything anymore and just wants to stay at the hospital. I can see that all the hope in her eyes has disappeared, but she still stands over our baby boy and prays with all her might that he’s saved.”
Their only baby can be saved, but they're emotionally and financially exhaustedTheir baby boy needs to stay in the NICU for a few more weeks, under strict medical care and attention, to get stronger and healthier before he can survive the world outside the hospital. As shocked and broken as the parents are about the loss of their baby girl, they are even more determined to save their only surviving child now. Chandhragasan, a daily wager, has already spent 2 lakhs on his twins’ treatment so far, and 7 lakhs to continue his baby boy’s treatment is more than what he can ever afford.
“Our baby girl caught a serious infection and didn’t make it. I have to do everything I can to make sure that our baby boy doesn’t suffer the same fate. Our only dream was to be parents and it’s being taken away from us so cruelly.”
How You Can HelpKanagavalli and Chandhragasan’s baby boy can only survive with NICU support for the next 12 weeks. He needs to stay on the ventilator till he can breathe on his own again. Every day that he gets treatment is a step closer to full recovery. Their little fighter has made it this far and can make it out of the hospital, healthy and alive with your support.
Your support will save their only living child.