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Single Mother Sandhya Pleads For Help To Save Her Baby Boy's Life

“He had bad seizures – then his eyes became glassy and he stopped blinking. He could have gone into a coma, but he is getting better. I just have to somehow make sure he continues treatment.”

Sandhya's 8-month-old baby Anirudh is critical with infection and kidney disease. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he has been in the ICU for the last 10 days. He has just started showing signs of improvement but Sandhya's hope is marred by a lack of funds for Anirudh's treatment.

Sandhya is waiting for Anirudh to open his eyes

Taking care of Anirudh is Sandhya's reason for living

Sandhya was abandoned by her husband when she was pregnant with Anirudh. She and Anirudh live with her parents in Hyderabad. Her father Sadanandam is an auto driver and his earnings take care of the entire family. His encouragement was crucial in Sandhya picking herself up after the separation.

Though heartbroken at first, Sandhya decided to be strong for her baby. She decided to get a job and earn some money once he was weaned. She decided to bring up her child well – with or without a husband. Anirudh's illness has left her shattered and taken away her reason for living. 

“It started with vomitting and diarhhoea. By the time we took him to the hospital, he just stopped blinking. It was just horrible. The doctors warned us he might go into a coma. But thankfully, that did not happen. He is my reason for living, I don't know what I will do without him.”  

Sandhya's husband has not come to see Anirudh even once. He has cut off all contact with the family. Even if a mutual acquaintance tries to reason with him, to help his son, he picks a fight with them. Managing the treatment is becoming too much for Sandhya and her aged father alone.

Anirudh before he got sick

When Anirudh is finally getting better, the family has run out of money

Anirudh was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. His kidney and liver were failing and he had a bad infection that was giving him seizures. He needed emergency dialysis. But slowly, his condition is improving. It has given Sandhya some hope to cling to.  

“He's a very nice baby. Always ready with a large smile. Hardly ever cried, even if he wet himself. I felt like I must be good, if this beautiful child loves me. I keep praying to God to return my baby. Just yesterday he started moving his hands and legs, so he must be getting better.” 

The only obstacle in the family's way now is the lack of funds. Sadanandam earns as much as he is able to work which is usually about Rs 7,000. This barely covers the family's living expenses. Anirudh's lengthy stay in the ICU has severely upset the family's finances. 

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Sandhya has sold off what little gold and borrowed from relatives to pay off bills worth Rs 1 lakh. She needs Rs 6.6 lakhs more to keep him in the hospital for a few more weeks. He is so critical that without this medical care, Anirudh will not make it.

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28th May 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Baby Anirudh was discharged from the hospital in the month of March and he's currently at home, doing well. He has been going for regular follow-ups and so far, no complications were detected.

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

Thank you!
23rd March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Baby Anirudh has been discharged. The hospital bill is being settled, the baby is doing good at home.

The baby was given milk by tube when he was in the hospital, now he is back to mothers feed directly. No further episode of seizures, the mother is happy to see her baby boy smiling at her again.

Thank you for the wonderful support you have shown Anirudh.
We are really grateful to all of you.

Dr Nivedhitha
6th March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Anirudh. He is doing better compared to earlier. His seizures have reduced and he is on anti-seizure medication to support his health. The oxygen support has also been reduced and we are reducing it slowly to help him to breath normally.

He would be requiring an extended stay in the hospital until his health stabilizes further. Thank you all once again. Will keep you posted about his health.

Dr. Nivedhitha
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