Bindu’s baby was not ready for a life outside the womb, but it’s his only chance at survivalBindu and Dhamodharam’s baby boy was delivered unexpectedly at 28 weeks. Bindu was hoping for a normal delivery until the day she noticed that her baby wasn’t moving.
“I touched my stomach and felt nothing. There was no movement at all. For a moment I thought I had lost my baby. We rushed to the hospital. The entire way only the worst thoughts ran through my mind. When we finally got the scan done, the doctors found a heartbeat. I was so relieved, but they told me that I had to deliver the baby through C-section immediately to save him.”
Bindu’s baby is too fragile to make it on his own now. His organs are underdeveloped, and he can’t breathe on his own. He’s in the NICU on oxygen support, pumped with antibiotics that are keeping him alive. The only sounds he hears all day is the beeping of the machines. His parents haven’t been able to even hold him yet, but this is the only way their baby can have a chance of future.
Bindu is distraught that she can’t protect her baby like other parents doAfter the delivery, Bindu was hospitalized for 2 days. The pain of not being able to even see her baby far exceeded the physical pain of the surgery. However, this is not the first time Bindu and Dhamodharam have been through this horror. Their first child was born premature and was in the hospital for 26 days, but she’s now 4-years-old, active and healthy. They never thought that this would happen to them again.
“I finally got to see my baby, but I still can’t be a mother to him. All I can do is stand by his side and watch. I can’t hold him, feed him or sing him to sleep. Even carrying him can be a risk. Watching him suffer is the most difficult thing we’ve been through. We see our daughter running around, going to school, and we pray every day that our son also gets the treatment he needs to live and can have normal future.”
Further hospital care will give their baby a new beginning, but they’re running out of time and moneyThe only chance that Bindu’s baby has is to stay in the hospital for the next 8 weeks. Along with Bindu and Dhamodharam’s fears, the bills are only piling up. Their baby had an unfortunate beginning, but it’s not too late to save him and give him a better future. However, Dhamodharam is struggling to continue his baby’s treatment and needs all the help he can get.
How You Can HelpBindu’s baby was rushed to the NICU seconds after his birth. He was born premature and isn’t strong enough to make it on his own yet. He can’t breathe on his own and needs to stay in the NICU for 8 more weeks. Dhamodharam works in a private company and can’t afford to continue treatment. With your help, the little fighter can be on the road to recovery and have a healthy future.
Your support can save Bindu’s baby’s life.