Tests confirmed that he had a serious heart problem. There is a blood clot in his heart. In a blink of an eye, life turned upside down for this family. When he was admitted at first, his heart was functioning at only 25% of its capacity. Now, in just two weeks, it is functioning only at 14%. He is in and out of the ICU and needs an urgent heart transplant to survive.
Bose is in class 5 and playing with his friends is his favorite activity. He longs to go back to school. He refuses to eat and the treatment has made him tired. Adding to this, he developed painful fissures a few days back. Only a heart transplant will save him now.
Bose Nanda has an elder sister Monica (17), she is in class 12. It is a crucial juncture of her education but she is unable to focus on her studies because of how helpless everyone feels about saving her brother. The family is spending sleepless nights since the diagnosis. They can't bear to see Bose suffer this much.
"He is lonely and restless. I don't have the strength to see him suffering. He pleads with me to take him back home. Why is my child suffering so much? We have never been harmful, even in our thoughts. There must be a way to save him." - Sasi Rekha
Bose needs to remain in the hospital till the treatment is over in case there are any emergencies. ICU charges per day come to around Rs 20,000. Ayyapan has exhausted all his means and is running from pillar to post to arrange money for the transplant. He is both physically and emotionally exhausted. Money is the last thing that he should be worrying about now but the lack of it has left the whole family reeling in guilt and despair.
Ayyapan worked as a teacher in a small school. But because he needs to take Bose to the hospital often, he finds it hard to be regular at work. He spends most of his time in the hospital. He has already spent Rs 12 lakhs. He sold all that he could sell of and borrowed a lot of money. The transplant and medications require Rs 25 lakhs which is beyond his means.