So, What was the solution to win the battle?
The team of doctors in Apollo Hospital with their immense experience and expertise imposed the confidence in us to win the battle by a transplant of liver. We did give the nod instantly and waited patiently for the donor.
Story till date -
With all prayers and the blessings of the Almighty and elders, she got a perfect match of liver from a donor (his death and organ donation made headlines in all newspapers the next day) and eventually got her liver transplant surgery done on 16th Nov 2016 at Apollo Hospitals, Madurai. Following the surgery, her battle still continued with various other infections and complications and she was eventually airlifted to Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Very thankful to the doctors for their skepticism they showed in making her recover and finally discharged her from hospital on 14th December 2016. Despite being discharged, the treatment is to continue for a year in minimum and she still runs back and forth on short stays to hospital when affected by infections.
Why am I reaching out?
This battle required and still requiring a mammoth amount and close to Rs 40 Lakhs have already been spent. As said, she belongs to a middle class family, be it her parental side or her better half . Considering the highly critical state of her health, we did go ahead by washing the entire savings out, insurance coverage and borrowings beyond our reach. Given below are the incurred and expected costs :-
Hospital Bills - The Hospital provided an estimate Pre-Surgery Evaluation of 2 Lakhs and a Liver Transplant Surgery Costing Rs.26 Lakhs. Hospital provided this estimate citing total patient stay of 12 days but unfortunately in her case the continued complication increased her stay to 29 days in ICCU and the total amount settled to the hospital was close to Rs.37 Lakhs. Within few days of discharge she was admitted again for 3 days with an infection and we incurred Rs.3 Lakhs.
Home Care - She has been prescribed a number of tests to be taken periodically, including daily tests, weekly tests and monthly tests, and a frequent doctor check-ups and medicines which would closely be around Rs.75,000-1,00,000 per month for a period of 12 months minimum.
Every prayer and penny of ours will count for Raji, to help her fight the battle and come back strong if not for anyone else but for her loving husband and kid.