“I took her to four hospitals before this, no one helped us. They said there was no hope for her. One hospital even said she’ll be fine in a few days, but she was lying unconscious in my arms. Her breathing was shallow. They didn’t even give her a chance.” – Atar, father
Kalpana hasn’t woken up in 15 days
“It started with a fever, but when it subsided with medicines, we thought she would be fine. The next day, while she was playing at home, her whole body stiffened. She clenched her fists, her eyes were rolled up. I was sitting just a few meters away from her, I didn’t know what was happening.” - Atar
Kalpana has severe pneumonia, jaundice and her liver is damaged – all this in just a matter of days. Kalpana now needs to stay in the ICU on ventilator support for longer. This treatment is the only chance she has. Without this, her organs will start failing.
Kalpana’s mother is miles away, unaware that she’s criticalAtar’s wife, Naina, is far away in Mathura with their 8-month-old baby girl. She doesn’t know how serious Kalpana’s condition is. She thinks that she fainted because of fever and fatigue and is getting treated for the same.
“She’s alone with the baby there, I can’t tell her that our daughter’s condition is critical. She won’t be able to handle it. She calls me every few hours to find out how she is, I tell her we’ll be home in 3-4 days, but that’s a lie. Kalpana is not out of danger yet.” – Atar
Atar has lost track of how much he’s spent in these 2 weeksAtar is a construction worker and earns Rs. 250 per day. He has now lost count of how much he’s spent on Kalpana’s treatment.
“I’ve spent over 16,000 on the ambulance, the one hospital before this that had admitted her for only one day charged us Rs. 56,000 for nothing. I’ve just lost count now. I borrowed from my ailing parents and relatives, used the little savings I had. Now I’ve exhausted everything.”
All Atar wants is to take his daughter home with him. He didn’t give up and found a way to get her treated, but he can’t continue it any longer. 4 lakhs is beyond his means.
With your support, little Kalpana can make it through this trauma.