“It had been just 2 weeks after my son Pavan's major heart surgery. After a long time our entire family was together, having dinner. But right after his dinner, to our horror, my child started throwing up. My husband, Chandra and I rushed him to the hospital. Doctors said his liver was damaged. We had no clue that his liver was affected. His condition is so critical now that if a liver transplant is not done in the next 2 days, we will lose him,” - Nirmala, 15-year-old Pavan’s mother.
15-year-old Pavan has undergone 2 major heart surgeriesWhen Pavan was just a baby, he was diagnosed with a hole in his heart He underwent his first heart surgery when he was just 3 years old. When Pavan grew up, it was found out that his heart wasn’t strong enough to give him a long life. He underwent another major heart surgery in August 2018.
Within 15 days of his heart surgery, young Pavan was diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis- inflammation of the liver. This has resulted in liver damage. A liver transplant is the only way to save him and he needs it in the next 2 days.
“My son is in class 10. While all his friends are appearing for exams, he is lying on the hospital bed. We don't know how we will be able to get him out of here. He always wanted to be a police officer. He often told us that he’ll bring about change in the society. Now as he lies there, waiting for his transplant, I am scared for him.” Nirmala