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Hyderabad M-Tech Grad Cannot Afford To Save His Premature-born Son

“I am an example of the failed education system in this country. I have done my masters in engineering but it still wasn’t enough to get me a stable job. My 45-day old son is fighting for his life in the ICU, and my sick father is waiting to receive his first grandchild at home. But I have no money left. I feel like I have failed as a father,” - Vikram

Vikram always managed to provide for his family until the unthinkable happened 

Vikram used to work on temporary projects for the Hyderabad University before and was preparing for some government jobs, when he got married last year. He was going through many struggles, but was hopeful that given his qualification he would get a good job soon.

When my wife announced that she was pregnant, I was sure I could manage expenses. I knew I would have to take a small loan for her delivery, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that our child would need such expensive treatment. I had to even let go of my temporary job to monitor his health full-time at the hospital. There is nobody else who can get things done,” says Vikram.

Vikram always managed to keep Suman happy despite his shortcomings

Expenses got out of hand when a normal pregnancy turned into a 50/50 chance of survival for baby

Vikram’s wife, Suman Kumari, had such a smooth pregnancy that she remembers telling her mother that she hoped to have an easy delivery. She went for scans and took medicines regularly. Suman and Vikram were waiting to take care of their baby in the best way possible. But at 28 weeks her water broke unexpectedly and she had to wait for hours before doctors finally decided to deliver her baby.

“I was in so much pain. I had to wait for so many hours and change two hospitals before I knew I was giving birth for sure. My legs had become numb and I thought both my baby and I were going to die. As soon as I delivered, they took my baby away. I had to wait two days to see him,” - Suman
And now, Suman is scared to even touch her baby because she thinks he can get infections fast. She does not want to endanger her baby’s life at any cost, even if it means to stop going near him or holding him too much.

Their baby boy has been in intensive care since his birth and needs more time in the hospital 

The couple’s baby boy had many birth complications, ranging from low birth weight to breathing difficulties and infections. He has even undergone one major surgery. The doctors have clearly told Vikram and Suman that without prolonged stay in the NICU, their baby will not survive.

“When I see his tiny body encased in tubes and medical equipment, I am filled with guilt. If only I had a high-paying job. I have taken money from friends and they are helping me for now, but I am not sure how I will pay off the expensive medical bills. Every day, he has some or the other complication. Doctors have still not been able to put him off the ventilator. Expenses are escalating and I have lost count of the number of times I have borrowed from people. I do not know if they will help me anymore,” - Vikram.

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Vikram’s father is a retired army personnel who is a heart patient. He has taken Rs 4 lakhs as loan from his pension fund to help Vikram with expenses. The elderly gentleman has not even met his grandchild, but has given away his life’s worth for him.

”If this is not love, I don’t know what is. My father has been really kind and supportive, despite him having a weak heart. He gave me the money saying, ‘Bring my grandchild home.’ But how do I do that? He thinks Rs 4 lakh is enough, but how do I tell him that it’s nothing at this point? I don’t want to lose my father too,”- Vikram

 Vikram cannot afford Rs 18 lakhs that is required to fund his baby’s medical expenses. The baby boy is fighting hard but needs more comprehensive treatment and time to be fit for this world.

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7th August 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Baby boy of Suman is currently at home and he's doing well. The oxygen support and nebulization is no longer needed for him.

We have have been visiting the doctors for regular follow-ups and so far there has been no complication and he's recovering well.

Thank you so much for the love and support which you have shown towards us, this couldn't have been possible without the support of you all.

Thank you,
29th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update for you all.

The baby will be discharged today. However, he will be undergoing medical management at home. Doctors have stopped the medicines but the baby still needs nebulization and oxygen support.

There is considerable increase in the weight which is again a good sign of progress.

Thank you so much for the love and support. Will keep you posted as his health progresses.

Vikram (Father)

15th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on the baby's health.

The baby is currently at the hospital and is doing fine. He is now on the low oxygen support and showing signs of improvement. Doctors have prescribed nebulization four times in a day for the better functioning of the baby's lungs.

There is also an increase in weight by 300 grams which is also a good sign of progress. The baby will be kept under observation for some time till we are sure that he is good to go home.

We are grateful to all of you for the wonderful support.

Vikram (Father)
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