“ In just a day, my baby's life changed drastically. He started vomiting everything he ate and drank. We didn't understand what was happening to him or why despite medicines, he wasn't getting better. Now, it's been one month and my son hasn't been able to eat any solid food or even drink milk because of his severe disease. Every time I try to feed him, he instantly throws it up. The doctors said that even a slight delay in the treatment can worsen my son’s condition and eventually kill him. I want to save my son from this dreadful disease. But we have no money left.” - Kalyani, mother
Every day that he goes without treatment, he risks complete dehydration, or worse, deathLittle Gowtham is suffering from chronic diarrhoea, a condition due to which Gowtham has uncontrollable loose motions and vomiting every day. His condition is so critical that he has been passing loose watery stools 30 times a day for the past one month. He loses all the essential minerals and proteins because of this, and he's growing weaker with each passing day. He has been in the ICU for one month now, and needs to stay for 14 days more to recover from this fatal condition.
“He cries uncontrollably every day. The only time he doesn't cry is when he sleeps. Day after day his condition is only worsening and all I can do is just pray for him to recover soon. Every day my elder son calls me and asks me about Gowtham. I lie to him saying that he’s fine now and we’ll come home the next day. I couldn’t tell Dhanush that we cannot afford his little brother’s treatment and he might not survive.”- Kalyani, mother
Little Gowtham playing with his elder brother Dhanush