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This Baby's Heart Is Pushing Into His Lungs And He Can't Breathe

“He can't cry because of the tubes, but his eyes fill with tears and he pulls at the tubes. As his father, I feel like he is telling me to take him home, away from pain.” - Ravi, the baby's father.

Ravi and Kalyani's baby has a compression in his lung. It has led to a severe pneumonia infection. Despite being hospitalised for over 20 days, the infection has still not abated. His parents are at their wits' end – they don't know what else to do to save their only child. 

The baby's life began with a clubfoot and much worse 

Ravi and Kalyani worked together as home-care nurses and had a love marriage. Kalyani had a normal pregnancy but their baby was born with a clubfoot. Working in the medical field, they both knew that it was an easily curable affliction. But a clubfoot was only the beginning of the baby's illnesses.



“Fourth day after his birth, the doctors said that his lungs were making an unnatural sound. When we got him tested, they found multiple holes in his heart. It is common in babies. We were told he would get better in time – and he did. The holes were shrinking in size.” - Ravi

The baby has deadly pneumonia – he needs treatment to survive

The holes in the baby's heart got smaller – but he was still not healthy. His malformed heart was pressing on his lungs. The heart sent a lot of blood into his lungs – and soon he developed a wheezing cough. Terrified for their small baby – the heartbroken parents rushed him to the hospital again. 


  
“We had been taking him to the hospital – and we have been preparing for a heart surgery. Things got bad so fast. He started breathing hard – so hard that his ribs would come up when he sucked in air. His weak, wheezing cough is the most painful sound for us.” – Ravi.

Their baby may be sick – but they know he wants to live

“He was very active. His hands were always out to grasp what is in front of him. When someone spoke to him, he made sounds and sometimes even imitated their tone. Now also, when he is awake he still makes sounds and calls us from the ventilator. We know he wants to live. We want him to live – we haven't even named him yet.” - Ravi.



Ravi hasn't gone to work in the last one month because he is scared of what might happen in his absence. Kalyani, who stayed with the baby day and night at home – can't stand to see him in this much distress. These harried parents have no family support in this difficult time due to their decision to be with each other.


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Ravi has used up all his savings and borrowed from whoever in the family was willing to help. He has spent over Rs 6 lakhs in the last 20 days – and the baby's infection is just not getting better. At this crucial time, stopping treatment will be deadly. Help these first-time parents save their baby.

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4th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous love and support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

The baby is doing much better now. He is out of ventilator but still needs oxygen support. The doctors have told us that the baby will take time to recover and it take a while to make him used to breathing on his own.

We are all hopeful about his recovery. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you again.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous love and support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

The baby is doing much better now. He is out of ventilator but still needs oxygen support. The doctors have told us that the baby will take time to recover and it take a while to make him used to breathing on his own.

We are all hopeful about his recovery. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you again.
21st May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Kalyani's baby. He is doing better now compared to earlier. The VSD closure surgery has been scheduled for tomorrow based on his health and the reports from the tests that were conducted.

I would like to thank you all once again. Please do pray for his health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Dr Kishore
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Kalyani's baby. He is doing better now compared to earlier. The VSD closure surgery has been scheduled for tomorrow based on his health and the reports from the tests that were conducted.

I would like to thank you all once again. Please do pray for his health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Dr Kishore
16th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your love and support. We will forever be grateful to all of you.

The baby is still in the ICU and is critical and has infection in the bronchi. The tests have already been done for the doctors to take a call on the further course of action.

The baby's on antibiotics for now. The doctors are trying to control and cure the infection via medication. We are all hopeful about the baby's recovery. Please keep supporting the family and praying. Thank you all once again!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your love and support. We will forever be grateful to all of you.

The baby is still in the ICU and is critical and has infection in the bronchi. The tests have already been done for the doctors to take a call on the further course of action.

The baby's on antibiotics for now. The doctors are trying to control and cure the infection via medication. We are all hopeful about the baby's recovery. Please keep supporting the family and praying. Thank you all once again!
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MK
Milaap Kaspar Funds donated Rs.26,414
A
Anonymous donated US $20
Sk
Srikanth donated Rs.200
A
Anonymous donated US $20
A
Anonymous donated US $150

Hoping for a speedy recovery

DH
D donated Rs.2,500

God bless you