It struck these parents odd when their baby girl had jaundice for over 2 months despite treatment. Their world shattered when they learned she had a chronic liver problem. Benakashree needs a liver transplant urgently, otherwise, it would be very difficult to save her life.
Nothing helped to cure her jaundice
"When she was around 1 month old, Benaka got jaundice. It is common for babies her age, and we took great care. Even after 1 month of treatment, her symptoms did not reduce and that is not normal. We took her to a local hospital and there they diagnosed her of a liver problem. When she was around 2 and half months of age, she had a gall bladder surgery, but it did not help."
Baby Benaka has Biliary Atresia. Her bile ducts are blocked due to which her liver is failing, and it is hardly functioning at this point. So far, she has been on medical management, but time's running out to save her. The first surgery cost Rs. 50,000 which Suresh was able to fund from his savings. Now, a liver transplant is the only curative treatment and the estimated cost of Rs. 15.6 Lakhs in addition to post-transplant expenses of Rs. 15,000 every month is something this family cannot afford.
"We are extremely stressed thinking about her survival, and the only thing keeping us going is her smile. Despite what she is going through, she is active. She is smiling all the time, kicking around. Once they bring in those injections and start poking at her when she gets worse, then we will lose that smile. I know every parent would say it, but I want my daughter to stay alive. 5 months? That's not a life."
Benaka's chance for survival is 0% without this transplant, and it has to happen soon before her condition deteriorates further.
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