Tamilarasi gave birth to premature twin babies, both weighing only 1 kiloTamilarasi was thrilled and she was eagerly waiting for the arrival of twins. Unexpectedly, her placenta detached and started bleeding. She was rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-section. A boy and a girl baby were born. Even before she could hold them in her hands, the twins were taken to NICU. The babies were born extremely premature weighing only 1 kg. They have respiratory distress and are on ventilator support.
Tamilarasi and Balarama are not able to take this situation, especially after being childless for 26 years. The twins are on tube feeds and need to stay in the hospital for 4-5 weeks until they recover from lung issues and to feed orally. They are waiting to take their babies home and live the life that they had yearned all these years.
"I was happy when I came to know that it was twins. I thought God had heard all my prayers and blessed us abundantly. Now I feel this is the worst punishment ever, to see my babies fighting for their life even before they experience life. I can't go home without them, I can't even imagine that." - Tamilarasi.
Parents are desperate to take their babies homeBalarama and Tamilarasi are from a village in Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu. They had to travel 6 hours to reach the hospital. Tamilarasi is staying at her sister's house near the hospital. Balarama is running from pillar to post to make money and save his babies. He saves every rupee he earns. He skips meals and does not buy anything for him. Whatever little money he earns, he gives to his wife and again he goes to work.
The twins need to be on ventilator support for at least 6 more weeksBalarama and Tamilarasi are allowed only for few minutes in the ICU. They wait day and night for those few moments. It is painful to see their newborn babies with tubes all over their bodies. The doctors said that they are recovering and are hopeful they will be completely fine in few weeks after the treatment is over.
"Everytime I touch my babies I promise them that I'll not let them go at any cost but I don't know what I can do to save them. I feel guilty and frustrated. I'm willing to do anything for them. I waited for 26 years, how can I lose them? what did we do to deseve this pain? "- Balarama.
These parents are determined to save their babies at any costBalarama has been literally running to everyone he knew to save his twin babies. He has fallen sick and has no strength but he has not given up. He is desperate to take his babies home. He and his wife are holding on to their life only with a hope that their babies are strong fighters and they'll make it.
Parents cannot afford for treatment of their twin babies
How you can helpBalarama is a daily wage worker. He earns Rs 250-300 per day. He has borrowed heavily from his friends and yet his bills are unpaid. His twin babies need an intensive treatment for next 6 weeks at least. They need 4.25 lakhs + 4.25 lakhs to continue the treatment for the twin babies.
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